Monday, June 11, 2012

Dot and Abraham Com

  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 leave 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.  Indeed, he did insist 
on drums to be made 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 Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel--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!"exclaimed 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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