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Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Birth of the Internet

Well, you might have thought that you knew how the 
Internet started, but here's the TRUE story ....

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
 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
 send messages saying what you have for sale,
 and they will reply telling you
 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
 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 neighbouring countries from overhearing

 what the drums were
 Dot devised a system that only she and the 
drummers knew. It was called
Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she 

so developed a
language to transmit ideas and pictures - .....

Hebrew To The People (HTTP)

But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia

 did secrete himself
inside Abraham's drum and began to siphon off some 

of Abraham's business.
But he was soon discovered, arrested and prosecuted -

 for insider trading.

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
 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
 maker in the land.

And indeed 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
 And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel ,
 or eBay as it came to be
 He said: "We need a name that reflects what we are.
"And Dot ....replied: "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner
"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
 (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drum
 to locate things around
the countryside.
 It soon became known as....
 God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything

And that is how it all began. 

So now you know.


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  1. Thanks for this post. I didn't know all of that good stuff. :-)

  2. Sorry it was a bit longwinded


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