Origin Of The Internet
An old, bearded shepherd with a crooked staff walked up to a
stone pulpit and said, "And lo, it came to pass that the
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 had been called Amazon Dot Com. And she
said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel far,
from town to town, with thy goods when thou can trade
without ever leaving thy tent?"
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 the towns) to send messages saying
what you have for sale and they will reply, telling you
which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the
drums and delivery made by Uriah's 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 moving from his tent. But this
success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secret
himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider
And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches
and the deafening sound of drums, that no one noticed the
real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother
William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the
land. And, indeed, he did insist on making drums that would
work only if you bought Brother Gates' drumsticks.
And Dot said, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being
taken over by others. And, as Abraham looked out over the
Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known, "eBay", he said,
"We need a name that reflects what we are," and Dot replied,
Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."
"Whoopee!", said Abraham.
"No, YAHOO!" said Dot Com... and that is how it all began.
[ Author Unknown -- from allwin, via Harold Brown ]
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