This is a revelation or an Incredibly Big Message (IBM)

You might have thought that you knew how the Internet started, but here is 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 town 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 he simply asketh: "How, dear?"

And Dot did reply: "I will place drums in all the towns and more drums in betwixt, so that they may send messages saying what you have for sale, and they may reply, telling you who hath the best offer.

And the sale may then be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and did decide he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums boomed out and were an immediate success. Abraham did sell all the goods he had at top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a clever system that only she and the drummers did knowest. It was called Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS); and further, she did develop a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew To The People (HTTP).

But their success aroused much envy. A man named Maccabeus did secrete himself inside Abraham's drum and he began to secure part of Abraham's monopoly business. However, Maccabeus was discovered and prosecuted for insider trading and breaching intellectual copyright.

And the young men did taketh to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly taketh 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 did notice that the real riches were being reaped by an enterprising drum dealer by the name of Brother William of Gates, who had bought out every drum maker in the land.

And indeed he did direct that drums be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot exclaimed: "Oh, Abraham, what we have begun is being taken over by others."

And Abraham gazed out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known and said: "We need a name that reflecteth what we are."

And Dot did suggest: "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO!" agreed Abraham. And as it was Dot's idea, they did nameth it, YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being a young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK), soon began using Dot's drums to locate things around the land.

And soon it came to be known as, God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE)

And that is how it really was in the beginning.