Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In the beginning.....

As we all know, I have been messing about with this internet business stuff for a while now. As I am now starting to have some actual success with it, I keep telling friends and family that they should give it a shot. Many are a bit reluctant it seems. Yeah, I know most of the stuff you see looks like a scam, and probably is. But at the very least it's a fun hobby that might make you a few bucks.

In an effort to quell the doubts of the more suspicious of you about all this, I am going to give you a little of the history behind internet business. This was sent to me by my very dear and wise friend Tricia, who knows all about things such as these, and she says the story goes like this.....

"In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader called Abraham of Com did
take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.
And Dot of Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg.
Indeed, she had been called 'Amazon Dot Com'.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, 'Why dost thou travel far from town
to town with thy goods when thou can 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 which 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 moving from his tent.
But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself
inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young man
did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.

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 the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum
company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work
only with Brother Gates' drum heads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, 'Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by
others.' And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be
known, 'eBay', he said, 'We need a name that reflects what we are.'
And Dot replied, 'Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators.'
'YAHOO!' said Abraham.

And that is how it all began."