Thursday, May 20, 2010

Obit quote du jour

I hit upon the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser, but replacing chocolate with cash.
--John Shepherd-Barron, inventor of the ATM

Another choice piece: "He invented some other less-well-known devices, including one which played the sound of a killer whale in an attempt to deter seals from salmon farms. When he retired to Scotland in 1985, when he was 60, he tried his hand at snail farming."

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