Arlene and two adopted dogs.

Just a blog from someone who loves to communicate with other dog owners

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 also 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 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
(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

And that is how it all began. So now you know.


  1. Always good to further my education! History is so vital to life today! I understand perfectly about the internet now and feel so much happier for this great revelation 😉 It has created a wonderful sense of warmness and well-being!! 🙂

    • Wolfie, I had trouble with my table top being very slow in uploading to-day you’re talking half an hour and more, I uninstalled AVG and uploaded Avast and it made a huge difference, just a thought

      • A very worthwhile thought too. Seem to be batting along at a fine old pace just now but I think it has a lot to do with environmental factors.

  2. It all makes perfect sense now, 😉
    and I’m a ‘God’s Own Official Guide to Locating Everything’ girl, 😀 wouldn’t be without it. Thanks for sharing your WWW. insider knowledge Arlene, very grateful.
    Hugs,licks and special woofs to your clan via the jungle drums… from me and Her Maj. xx

    • Glad to be of service, I didn’t know half that stuff either 🙂
      I too am what you are Pen, jungle drums replying to yours with big licks.
      And Wolfie I’m sure you’ll enjoy your surfing all the more now.

      • Well of course! Tho I would have enjoyed it a great deal more if it hadn’t taken 1 hr to download one 36MB update, and even more if the connection hadn’t chosen to wait till now when I have to go out to pick up speed and work properly! 😉

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