[Ads-l] ATM = Vending Machine
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Wed Aug 28 13:11:24 EDT 2019
The OED entry for ATM presents a first citation in 1975.
ATM n. orig. U.S. automatic (also automated) teller machine (see
automatic teller n. at automatic adj. and n. Special uses).
1975 Changing Times Oct. 6/2 An ATM requires a much smaller
investment than construction of a full-fledged branch office.
Here is an instance of ATM that appeared a few months earlier:
Date: March 23, 1975
Newspaper: Lansing State Journal
Newspaper Location: Lansing, Michigan
Article: 'Debit' Key Word in Shopper's New Banking Language
Author: Julie Lehr (Staff Writer)
Quote Page D1, Column 1
The automatic teller machine — or ATM — is a service already available
locally at East Lansing State Bank in its "Teller 24."
The phrase "ATM machine" ('Automated Teller Machine' machine) is an
exemplar of RAS syndrome ('Redundant Acronym Syndrome' syndrome). I
suspect that the phrase "ATM machine" appeared shortly after ATM was
coined. So this 1981 citation is probably a bit late.
Date: May 6, 1981
Newspaper: The Washington Post
Newspaper Location: Washington, D.C.
Article: Obtaining Cash From Out-of-State Automatic Tellers Becoming Easier
Author: Nancy L. Ross (Washington Post Staff Writer)
Quote Page B4, Column 4
Starting in July, American Express will expand the functions of its
Gold Card to enable customers to obtain $500 a week from an ATM
machine at any one of 149 locations in 16 major cities.
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 11:17 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> I remember being impressed by the cans of beer in vending machines in Tokyo in 2001. No cooking needed.
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