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stingsting

On August 11, 1994, Kohn sold a CD of Stingโ€™s Ten Summonerโ€™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,](http://www.fastcompany.com/3054025/fast-feed/youll-never-guess-what-the-first-thing-ever-sold-on-the-internet-was?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email) [via NextDraft ]

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