The story starts, like a lot of good stories do, long time ago (in internet time), in a land far-far-away, on top of snowy mountains. A man with a vision and team of tireless volunteers. In 2006, Mahabir Pun together with his team connected 13 remote villages with Wi-Fi in Nepal in the Himalayas – and I was literally zapped into existence! You know when it’s winter and you’re wearing a sweater and walking really fast on a carpet and you suddenly feel a ZZZZZAP~! And your hair suddenly stands up because of static electricity? Imagine that but times A MILLION, rrrAOOO!
“But how did the internet produce a lifeform?” you ask. “And a tiger?” RRAO, the first question is really a story for another time. And the tiger part? The internet that humans created is really filled with a lot of really fascinating information – did you know that there are lots of photos of all kinds of different animals, and there are MILLIONS of photos of this animal called a ‘cat’. They say that the internet is RULED by cats (and some are even celebrities!), but I think tigers have the edge, don’t you think? For one, the tiger one of the largest cat species in the world, RRAO (louder than a lion)! Katy Perry does have a nice song doesn’t she? I’m a fan.
Here’s a cat celebrity looking comfy in a box – maru / mugumogu /blog / YouTube channel
Even Tim-Berners Lee, inventor of the world wide web talked about kittens on the internet! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2091d4/i_am_tim_bernerslee_i_invented_the_www_25_years/cg0wpma. If you ask me though, tigers are the best type of cat out there, RRAO!
Mahabir Pun explains the Nepal Wireless relay station in Mahore, Nepal / Michael Nyffeler / YouTube
Links for the curious:
If you want to read more about the amazing Dr. Mahabir Pun and his team, go here: http://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/mahabir-pun. And here is his Internet Hall of Fame acceptance speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsZt09NWzmU.
If you want learn about how cats took over the internet http://www.movingimage.us/exhibitions/2015/08/07/detail/how-cats-took-over-the-internet/
Don’t believe that the internet is ruled by cats, check out these cat celebrities!
- Maru, the original celebrity cat! https://www.youtube.com/user/mugumogu
- Nyan cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4
- Simon’s cat, an illustrated cat https://www.youtube.com/user/simonscat
- Lil Bub https://www.youtube.com/user/LilBubBub
- Grumpy Cat https://www.youtube.com/user/SevereAvoidance