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Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango
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 cameto 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
townto 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 acamel load - but simply said: "How, dear?"
And Dot replied: "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between
tosend messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you
whohath the best price.
And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by.... Uriah's Pony
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 neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were
saying,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
deafeningsound 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
drummaker 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
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", saidAbraham. 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 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.
Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby