John Diebold

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

John DieboldName: John Theurer Diebold

Born: June 8, 1926, in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA

Death: December 26, 2005 (Age: 79)

Computer-related contributions

  • Consultant, writer, and an early champion of widespread use of computing and automated technology.
  • Considered ahead of his time, many of his ideas were widely implemented. In 1968, for instance, he championed automated teller machines (ATMs).

Honors and awards

  • Automation: The advent of the Automatic Factory (1952).
  • Beyond Automation: Managerial Problems of an Exploding Technology (1964).
  • Man and the Computer: Technology as an Agent of Social Change (1969).
  • Business Decisions and Technological Change (1970).
  • Making the future work: Unleashing our powers of innovation for the decades ahead (1984).
  • Managing Information: The Challenge and the Opportunity (1985).
  • Transportation Infostructures: The Development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (1995).