How the Internet began.

  1. 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 been 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 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 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 camel 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

    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. 3 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    That is TOOOOOO cute!!! I love it.
  4. by   perfectbluebuildings
    that is great Betts! you always give me my laugh for the day!
  5. by   gwenith