How The Internet Began

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by kc7sbf, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. kc7sbf

    kc7sbf Guest

    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 had
    called Amazon Dot Com.

    She said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth 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 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 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. 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 trading. And
    the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy
    horsefly take to
    dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican
    Siderites, or NERDS for short.

    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 the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up
    every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums
    that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

    Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by

    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."

    "YAHOO", said Abraham.

    And that is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore after all.
  2. Eve

    Eve Guest

  3. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

    Ohh yes Dot Com a antient Israeli Name, I think I had at least 5 dot coms in my school.