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How the internet began

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How the internet began

I make no claim about the authenticity of this little story, I do admit to "borrowing" it from another forum....

The True Origin of the Internet
In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader called Abraham of Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.
And Dot of 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 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.'
'YAHOO!' Said Abraham.
And that is how it all began.
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I always thought the true origins were lost in the mists of time Cool
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Well, now you know better !!!  Grin Grin Grin
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I thought it just *was*
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Shutter the Internet Sage Smiley
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Quote from: adiewoo
I thought it just *was*

And you a "Bright Spark" as well
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You'll be telling me next that someone invented the telephone and television
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My kids think that their generation did Roll eyes like we never had these things Grin
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Two tin cans and a long piece of string..... worked well for me..... until I went "mobile" on my bike, and turned a corner or two !!!  Cheesy
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Personally I fail to see whats wrong with carrier pigeons and smoke signals myself...  Wink
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The Internet has certainly come a long way to the little black box with a red light that it is today! (IT Crowd from last Friday)
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But do the elders of the internet know who you are?
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