[website-critique] OT How it all started... :o) Humor

  • From: "DesignWorks" <tchapman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 11:59:06 -0500

Just a little computer humor!





Abraham 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 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

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
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 if you bought
Brother Gates' drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "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 n
ame 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.

So....it wasn't Al Gore after all.

Tina Chapman
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