[bct] Fw: The True Origin of the Internet - Joke

  • From: "Dana Niswonger" <dniswonger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 07:35:28 -0600

Hi Friends:
As it is Sunday and not knowing the policy of forwarding things to this list, I 
am taking a chance in doing this but I really wanted to share this one with all 
of you.  I really cracked up when I gave it some thought.  I hope you like it 
and are not offended by my posting.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Diane Jolly 
To: Virtual Buddies 
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 7:00 AM
Subject: The True Origin of the Internet - Joke

The True Origin of the Internet

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.'

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 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 secrete himself 
inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young man 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 drumsticks.

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.

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