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 Dorothy.
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 simply said, "How, dear?"
And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying in sounds what you have for sale
, and they will reply in sounds 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 understanding 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. The young men were called Nomadic Eccentric Rich Desert Synai-ans, or NERDS.
And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of the drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum accessory maker Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. Without Brother Gates' accessories, the drumheads and drumsticks, the drums would not work.
And Brother Gates did insist that drums be made that would work ONLY with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.
And Dot said, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."
And Abraham looked out over the the waters of Ezekiel Bay, or eBay as it came to be known. And 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.
Now Abraham's young cousin, Joshua, being the Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to find things all around the countryside that might be sold.
Young Joshua's idea, divinely inspired according to Joshua, soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).
And that is how it all began.