sting

On August 11, 1994, Kohn sold a CD of Sting’s Ten Summoner’s Tales album to a friend in Philadelphia, who used his credit card to spend $12.48, plus shipping costs, in a transaction that, for the first time ever, was protected by encryption technology.

Amazing to think that e-commerce has only been with us for 21 years. And who knew that a Sting album was part of the transaction. Had we known, we could have stopped it all then !

[ Source : Fast Company, via NextDraft ]