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This week's featured web page from the Journal of Internet
Banking and Commerce describes the history of tally sticks,
the medieval precursor to the credit card.
"A woman in Atlanta, curious about a bunch of "twigs" that had been passed down through several generations of her family, contacted a Sotheby's representative about them. They turned out to be a large collection of rare wooden tally sticks, used in the 13th century to compute royal receipts, and were sold at auction for $32,912. The story of the wooden tally
stick provides a rich source of analogy and anecdote about the evolution of money technologies."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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