The Origin of the Internet

(Fiction or Non-Fiction? You decide.)

A Special Story About When and Where the Internet Originated

Centuries ago, in ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham of Canaan, who was a trader of goods and products, was selling items not only to Hebrews but he was also dealing with Romans.

In order to make his business better known to his Roman customers, he changed his name to Abraham Commercium (Latin for Community Of Merchants) and then he simplified it to Abraham Com.

When Abraham Com took unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy, her name was reduced to Dot, and so she became known as Dot Com. She was very attractive and had the strong body of a warrior; so much so, that she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

Once Dot asked Abraham, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

Abraham looked at her as if she didn't have any common sense, but he simply asked, "How, dear?"

Dot replied, "I will place merchants or dealers in all the towns and even in villages so they can provide information about what you have for sale by communicating with drums and special messengers, and they will also indicate the prices. The sales can be made by the dealers and deliveries will be made by Uriah's Pony Stable or UPS."

Abraham thought about it for a long time and then he decided he would let Dot have her way with the dealers. After that, they were available and intercommunicating just about everyplace and they were an immediate success making it possible for Abraham to sell all the products he had with top prices and without ever having to travel to present his goods or to make deliveries in person.

In order to prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the dealers were saying and doing, Dot devised a system and a special language to transmit ideas and pictures which became known as, Hebrew To The People, or HTTP.

Some young men adopted Dot Com's trading system and they became known as Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the abundance of material needs that no one noticed that the real wealth was going to that enterprising dealer, Brother William of Gates, who adopted every trading technique that he could find and consolidated them into his special enterprise. Brother Gates insisted that if the dealers wanted to be more successful, then they should trade their products by using his special operating systems.

So, Dot said, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known, and he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

Dot replied, "How about 'Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators'?"

Yes, YAHOO, Abraham shouted with joy! Then, because it was Dot's idea, it was named YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid, or GEEK that he was, soon started using Dot's comprehensive and universal ways of locating things around the world and so he created an advanced system for users which became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything, or GOOGLE.

Dot's brother was also a talented GEEK who saw a fox running out of a burning forest and the fox was trying to find a safe place to go; so, her brother decided to create a search engine which he called Firefox to make it easier for everyone to find what they were looking for.

Now you know how the internet developed into such an international operation as it is known today.

Believe it or Not!

—Compiled, with revisions, from a presentation by an
Unknown Author of "How The Internet Came To Be" as presented in
Less Serious Links at Computer Science & Information Systems
(Scroll down until you find the title of the section in this page);
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.