Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Best wishes !!

I wish the readers of this weblog all the best for a good 2004, with a lot of payment innovations!

The picture below is an old, nicely designed, booklet with credit-transfer forms, issued by the Municipal Giro of Amsterdam in the 1920s. This municipal giro was the first in many innovations ranging from early automation of the booking process in the 1920s, the design of a photo-machine (1930s), introduction of communications networks, atm's and (almost) a credit card.

Happy New Year !!