How the Internet started:
Well, you might have thought that you knew how the
Internet started, but hereís the TRUE story .....
In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by
the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a
young wife by the name of Dot.
And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder
and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon
And she said unto Abraham, her husband: "Why dost
thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods
when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy
And Abraham did look at her - as though she were
several saddle bags short of a camel load, but
simply said: "How, dear?"
And Dot replied: "I will place drums in all the
towns and drums in between to send messages saying
what you have for sale, and they will reply telling
you who hath the best price.
And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery
made by Uriahís Pony Stable (UPS)."
Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot
have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out
and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the
goods he had at the top price, without ever having
to move from his tent.
To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing
what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system
that only she and the drummers knew. It was called
Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also
developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures
- Hebrew To The People (HTTP)
But this success did arouse envy. A man named
Maccabia did secrete himself inside Abrahamís drum
and began to siphon off some of Abrahamís business.
But he was soon discovered, arrested and prosecuted
- for insider trading.
And the young men did take to Dot Comís trading as
doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.
They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich
Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.
And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new
riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one
noticed that the real riches were going to that
enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates,
who bought off every drum maker in the land.
And indeed did insist on drums to be made that would
work only with Brother Gatesí drumheads and
And Dot did say: "Oh, Abraham, what we have started
is being taken over by others."
And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or
eBay as it came to be known. He said: "We need a
name that reflects what we are."
And Dot replied: "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner
Operators." "YAHOO," said Abraham.
And because it was Dotís idea, they named it YAHOO
Abrahamís cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious
Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon
started using Dotís drums to locate things around
the countryside. It soon became known as Godís Own
Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE)
And that is how it all began.
All of this centuries before Al Gore and his infamous claim to fame.