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Old 09-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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How the Internet Began
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HOW THE INTERNET BEGAN:

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.

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 dos't thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou cans't 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. 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 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.

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," 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).

AND THAT'S HOW THE INTERNET BEGAN

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Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and Al Gore were in an airplane that crashed.

They're up in heaven, and God's sitting on the great white throne. God addresses Al first.

"Al, what do you believe in?"

Al replies, "Well, I believe that the combustion engine is evil and that we need to save the world from CFCs and that if any more freon is used, the whole earth will become a greenhouse and we'll all die."

God thinks for a second and says "Okay, I can live with that. Come and sit at my left."

God then addresses Bill Clinton. "Bill, what do you believe in?"

Bill Clinton replies, "Well, I believe in power to the people. I think people should be able to make their own choices about things and that no one should ever be able to tell someone else what to do. I also believe in feeling people's pain."

God thinks for a second and says "Okay, that sounds good. Come and sit at my right."

God then address Bill Gates. "Bill Gates, what do you believe?"

Bill Gates says, "I believe you're in my chair."
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How the Internet Began
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HOW THE INTERNET BEGAN:

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.

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 dos't thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou cans't 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. 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 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.

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," 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).

AND THAT'S HOW THE INTERNET BEGAN

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snopes.com: Al Gore Invented the Internet
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At least we've cleared that up!!
"RF"
(Are you sure it wasn't an "evil" cabal between major universities and the the Dept. of
Defense??!! - can you say "Arp-Net"?)

Just to clarify - I wish I wrote it - credit where credit is do - credit to "Nasdaq" -
(A great "Malware" fighter!!)

I'm always in good "writing form" - OK - once in a "Blue Moon"

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The Internet was started by the military in the 60s from what I have read.
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Dept. of Defense and Universities.
So I've been told.
Hey - I could be wrong!
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(Dept. of Defense - Military?!? - naw - no connection!)
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Watch the movie, The computer wore tennis shoes(the original version).

I believe NASA was also involved with the development of the internet. So scientist could communicate easier with one another across the country.
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Watch the movie, The computer wore tennis shoes(the original version).

I believe NASA was also involved with the development of the internet. So scientist could communicate easier with one another across the country.
Yeah "beenthere" - that's pretty close to what happened -
as far as I know.
It was called "Arp Net".
Remember back in the bygone days of PC's a major computer manufacturer - (I think it was "IBM")
Said all we would need was something like, 10 computers!
Later - "Sir William of Gates" said -
A computer on every desk.
I've got 2, at the moment.
Things change!
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Yeah "beenthere" - that's pretty close to what happened -
as far as I know.
It was called "Arp Net".
Remember back in the bygone days of PC's a major computer manufacturer - (I think it was "IBM")
Said all we would need was something like, 10 computers!
Later - "Sir William of Gates" said -
A computer on every desk.
I've got 2, at the moment.
Things change!
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I remember someone else said something to the effect of. There is no fathomable reason why anyone would ever want a computer for personal home use.

ROFL
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I remember someone else said something to the effect of. There is no fathomable reason why anyone would ever want a computer for personal home use.

ROFL
Darn right!
The only thing they're really, useful for is -
a door-stop!!!
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I think it was the founder or president of IBM who said that. He probably never thought there would be a day when most homes wouldn't need a typewriter.

I wonder if many people under age 20 (or 30?) know what a typewriter is.
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I wonder if many people under age 20 (or 30?) know what a "___________"is.
Fill in the blank...that's a whole different area. I remember having to get up to change TV channels.....and there were only 5 or 6!
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Fill in the blank...that's a whole different area. I remember having to get up to change TV channels.....and there were only 5 or 6!
You're right! Here's one I didn't expect...

I was filling an ice cube tray with water a few months ago. One of my daycare kids pointed at the tray and said, "What is that?" I had to explain how the water turns to ice, just like the cubes that come out of the door of his refrigerator.

One day I was filling the sink with water and had added some dish soap. A little girl, whose mom has a dish washer, asked what I was doing. I told her I was going to wash dishes. She made a funny face and said, "Oh".

I got to thinking about it and realized that she's probably never seen me fill the sink with water either, because I use a dish wand with soap in it and just do the dishes when there are a few things in the bottom of the sink.

If the power grid ever goes down for an extended period of time, will younger people know how to wash dishes, make popcorn, send a hand written letter in the mail, etc.?

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