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My wife got this from somewhere.  I don't see a need fr extended 
discussion here.

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Subject: 	Fwd: Fw: who started the internet
Date: 	Sat, 04 Aug 2012 17:44:25 -0500
From: 	Patricia Sheldon <PatSheldon at cox.net>
To: 	Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. <LarrySheldon at cox.net>



         Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 7:53 PM

         who started 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 was often called Amazon Dot Com.* *
         And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so
         far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst 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 who 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 having to move from his tent. To prevent
         neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were
         saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers
         knew. It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she
         also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures -
         Hebrew To The People (HTTP).* *
         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 Sybarites, or NERDS.* *
         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 that enterprising drum dealer, Brother
         William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land.
         And indeed did insist on drums to be made that would work only
         with Brother Gates' drum heads and drumsticks.* *
         And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being
         taken over by others." And Abraham looked out over the Bay of
         Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known. He said, "We need a
         name that reflects what we are."* *
         And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."
         "YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named
         it YAHOO Dot Com.* *
         Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic
         Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums
         to locate things around the countryside. It soon became known as
         God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).* *
         That is how it all began. And that's the truth.*

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