In 1974 a Frenchman Roland Moreno invented the microchip card that banks and so many other companies use today worldwide. It took him 8 years to get them to see the value of his invention and this technology that is a daily part of our lives!
Muere Roland Moreno: el inventor de la tarjeta SIM
Un hommage à l’inventeur de la carte à puce, Roland Moreno que j’ai croisé à l’époque du journal Icônes qui vient de disparaître dimanche dernier. J’avais adoré ce livre ;-) http://erdelcroix.tumblr.com/post/22317576634/un-hommage-a-linventeur-de-la-carte-a-puce
Roland Moreno was a French engineer, humorist and author who was the inventor of the smart card. Created in 1974, his invention has "Touched almost everyone on the planet" in the words of The Guardian and is now used in identity cards, drivers licenses, passports, oyster cards and SIM cards.