Forrest Parry

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Forrest ParryName: Forrest Corry Parry

Born: July 4, 1921

Death: December 31, 2005 (Age: 84)

Computer-related contributions

  • An IBM engineer who invented the Magnetic stripe card used for credit cards and identification badges.
  • While at IBM helped develop Optical Character Readers, Universal Product Code (UPC), checkout systems, and the Advanced Optical Character Reader (AOCR) to sort mail.

Significant publications

  • F. C. Parry, IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin (1960).