Paying With Plastic
The Digital Revolution in Buying and BorrowingBook - 1999
Over the course of history there have been four major innovations in how people pay for things: metallic coins in ancient times, checks in the Middle Ages, paper money in modern times, and now payment cards. Since Diners Club issued its first charge cards in 1950, payment cards - credit, debit and charge cards - have revolutionized how and when we pay for goods and services. In 1998 US consumers had more than 720 million payment cards, which they could use to pay for goods and services at more than 4 million merchant locations in the United States and another 11 million in other countries.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, c1999
Call Number: 332.765 Ev15p
Characteristics: xii, 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm