[Dixielandjazz] The True Origin of the Internet

TCASHWIGG at aol.com TCASHWIGG at aol.com
Mon Jul 26 15:40:57 PDT 2004

Just got this in from our friend Colin Toomer, down in New Zealand, thought 
you all might get a snicker out of it.

Musical content:  "We're in the Money"  aka   "Hava Na Gila"  C# or Bb
 Rev. Tom-Bob

The True Origin of the Internet

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 had been called 'Amazon Dot Com.' 

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town 
to town with thy goods when thou can 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 
which 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 moving from his tent. 

But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself 
inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young man did 
take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. 

They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS 
for short.

 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 the 
drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in 
the land. And indeed did insist on making drums 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 as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known 
"eBay" he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are." 

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." 

"YAHOO," said Abraham.

And that is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore after all.

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