Monday, July 8, 2013

The Beginning...

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 Dorothy.

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. 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. 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 , 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...

Hat tip: Babs of Beetle's Memories & Ramblings
Image Credit: HD Tecnologia


  1. I did laugh,loved Google.. have a wonderful Monday .Big Hugs xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. I knew there was a story behind those sites! :)

    Happy Monday to you!

  3. I do love the google and the amazon. Amen.

    Big hugs from Massachusetts! xoxo

  4. And that's the truth. Amen. Big smiles.

    And big hugs, honey...

  5. Sir William of Gates' drums were susceptible to heat, humidity and bugs. When the drummers first got their drums they had to put on special boots and kick the drums to get the bugs out. This was called "booting". Sometimes, when it got to be to bad, the drummers were instructed to close all windows, put on the special boots and kick the drum again to get the bugs out. This is called "rebooting".

    Have a great funny week!


  6. Everything has a story, doesn't it. And that is a wonderful story of all the Dot Com stuff. Good one. Have a great day Sandee and Zane too.

  7. I never knew something so simple could be so complicated. :P

  8. good one! and that's the rest of the story...

    hugs, bee

  9. I always have wondered how we got to this point! Hilarious and clever! Big hugs and have a great week!

  10. Wonderful biblical e-parable! Have a great day!

  11. Funny, and very clever. And how do we know it really didn't happen this way?

  12. Now we know the whole story! Fun!

    Hope you have a wonderful day! Scritches to Little Bit!

  13. This was too good not to share, and i'm glad you did!

  14. I always wondered how it all got started. Thanks for sharing the wisdom

  15. History was made. hahaahahahaha... Hope you're having fun with your company.

  16. Stone age, to Bronze Age, to Iron Age, to Machine Age, to Atomic Age, to Computer Age----at sometime I suspect we'll start over. I think it was Einstein that said the war following WWIII would be fought with sticks and stones.

  17. I thought I knew at least a little more about history. This was all new to me. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun week!

  18. Interesting and very funny Sandee! Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

  19. i know Sandee :)) have a terrific week ahead!!!

  20. And that's the way it was!

  21. I tell you some people are sooooooo smart.

  22. Good one, Sandee. I should Google that.
    Now Google has now become a verb.


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