article A bar owner has become the first person in the United States to make an online sale and cancel it in real time, after her computer automatically cancels her transaction once it’s confirmed.
Bar owner Barbara Lynn Woods has made the purchase of a drink at a bar at a restaurant in North Carolina, and her computer has already cancelled the transaction.
According to the Daily Mail, when the bar owner made the transaction, her computer would not confirm the transaction until she opened it again.
“The bar owner is not even aware that her transaction has been canceled,” the paper said.
“Instead of confirming the transaction on her own, her transaction is sent to her computer and cancelled.”
The transaction was cancelled after the bar agreed to cancel the purchase, the paper added.
“She said she never planned on doing this, but the computer told her that it would happen, and that it had been scheduled,” a source told the Daily Beast.
The transaction has caused a sensation on social media.
“You’re the bar I’ll never have,” Woods tweeted on Sunday.
“The bar I can never have.”
The news prompted a number of other bar owners to take to Twitter to post their own experiences with the technology.
“How do I cancel a transaction without losing my computer?” wrote one.
“I have a bar and I can cancel my own transactions,” another bar owner wrote.