Saturday, 15 July 2017


Yes I am aware that it is a silly little painting and full of sentimental stuff but it was the best I could do yesterday and we all have to live with the times when we did not manage to reach the point we were aiming at.

Maybe I needed a little bit more help with this one? 

This wonderful world of the web can be such an amazing thing and yet it can also be a bit frightening. Normally with a painting like this it would never see the light of day it would be straight into my bin. But trying to do  a painting a day, and keep a little tale for here means that sometimes I  end up being less than I hoped. 

The clouds are all wrong the reflection is not right. Maybe sometimes it is good to be honest . Not one of my best.

Back to this thought about the WWW.  Who invented it? How did it get here? 

YesI know there is more than one response, but let me give you the real story. 

An old, bearded shepherd with a crooked staff walked up to a stone pulpit and said, “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 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 the towns 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 Daniels Pony Stable (DPS).”
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 secret himself inside Abraham’s drum and was accused of insider trading.
And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums, that no one noticed 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, he did insist on making drums that would work only if you bought Brother Gates’ drumsticks. And Dot said, “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."
Oh, mmmmm, “Whoopee!”, said Abraham.
“No, YAHOO!” said Dot Com.

That is how the world wide web all began.
Off to a wedding today, have a wonderful day.

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