DADDY BOB'S COMPUTER Q & A
The True Origin
of the Internet
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
Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder
and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called
'Amazon Dot Com.'
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?"
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)."
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.
success did arouse envy. A man named
Maccabeus 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.
came to pass, 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
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."
replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner
is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore after