God’s Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE)

A very good friend sent me this story. It made me smile, so I thought it was worth sharing (thanks Mike):

A revelation with an Incredibly Big Message (IBM):


Well, you might have thought that you knew how the Internet started, but here’s 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 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 neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was called Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures – Hebrew To The People (HTTP)
But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself inside Abraham’s drum and began to siphon off some of Abraham’s business. But he was soon discovered, arrested and prosecuted – for insider trading.
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)


Apparently that’s a true story…


About mattbradney

I have been involved in Marketing for 16 years. I started out marketing health clubs, which before Social Media, was all about getting people to talk about the club. I very quickly realised that marketing back then was about people recognising your brand and associating it with trust, trust that can only come from friends giving you their approval and passing it on. Referrals was the number one way of marketing, and still is... Social Media has taken my early thoughts on marketing and made it possible on an enormous scale, which is really exciting. So now I am taking my 16 years of marketing experience and putting it to good use. I have a great family, who are really supportive of everything I do. My teenagers first got me looking at Social Media, and it is very clear that if most people in our generation are using it, everybody in theirs is. In my spare time I am a Parish Councillor, which is great fun (sometimes...). I also absolutely love Formula 1 and for my sins I am a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan. Give me a call on 01954 204347 or 07739 393137, I'd love to have a chat about how I can help you make Social Media work for you.
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2 Responses to God’s Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE)

  1. Messages says:

    If u tell this story to someone like my cousin they will surely believe it ? coz my cousin started searching in google about abraham and his wife dot 😀

  2. Keith D says:

    Brilliant read Matt

    Very funny

    I wrote a few funny things in my joke forum about Google try Googling “Google set to invest in”

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