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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 :::

Happy Birthday, eCommerce.

I honestly can't remember the first thing I ever bought online. It was probably something on eBay. Since then I've bought plenty of garbage, the strangest probably being a rare recalled Sears Catalog from the 70's that featured an underwear ad with a man who was poking out of the bottom of his boxers, which I promptly resold for three times what I bought it for. Anyway, eCommerce turns 10 today. From

Few remember or have ever even heard of the Web retailer, but on Aug. 11, 1994, the college grads that founded NetMarket in Nashua, N.H., claimed they had conducted the very first secure retail transaction on the Web.

They said the first item purchased via a Web site protected by commercially available data encryption technology was the CD "Ten Summoner's Tales" by Sting...

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I remember that catalog you bought. The first thing I ever bought was a Barbie VW Beetle for my neice since my sister couldn't find it at any Target. And I've been hooked ever since.

By Blogger hot babe, at 8:29 AM  

I wish I could remember my first purchase. I've bought a lot of garbage on eBay. Maybe I don't want to remember.

By Blogger dan, at 9:35 AM  

Do you still have the old Atari with the first games?

By Blogger hot babe, at 10:14 AM  

No, they were a lot less fun to play than I was imagining. The nostalgia wore off within 15 minutes and I was left with a big box of junk I didn't want to store, so I relisted it on eBay.

By Blogger dan, at 4:25 PM  

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