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How it all Began
An old, bearded shepherd, with a crooked staff, walks up to a
pulpit and says...
And lo it came to pass that the 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
called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto Abraham, her husband,
doth thou travel far, from town to town, with thy goods when thou
without ever leaving thy tent?"
And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle
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
saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you
the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and
Pony Stable (UPS)". Abraham thought long and decided he
would let Dot have
her way with the drums, as long as he could have his way with her.
drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all
he had, at the top price, without ever moving from his tent. But
did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself inside
drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young did take
Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly to camel dung. They
Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for
And lo the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and
deafening sound of drums, that no one noticed that the real
going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought
drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums
only work if you bought Brother Gates' drumsticks. And Dot did
Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others".
Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be
"eBay", he said, "We need a name of a service that
reflects what we are".
And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators".
"Whoopee!", said Abraham. "No, YAHOO!", said
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