Stanley A. Dashew invented the plastic credit card.
I doubt he had any idea how revolutionary his invention would become nor the lengths that frequent flyer miles and points fanatics would go to obtain those little pieces of plastic.
Unfortunately, Mr. Dashew passed away, at the age of 96, last week. Despite his age, he continue developing new products and technology; his last invention, within the last few years, was the Dashaway walker. You can read his obituary in the Los Angeles Times here.
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