I was googling myself and came across this. I wrote it a long time ago on Slashdot and thought that it deserved to be reposted here.
The first prophet was called Netscape and he was
mighty, leading the people serenely through the internet. But the
people forsook the prophet and the prophet turned to evil ways. In
time, the first prophet was corrupted by evil in the form of the giant
ISP known as Baal or AOL.
The second prophet was a false prophet
called Internet Explorer, which hid its true nature from the people
until it was nearly too late since it was sent out by the great
deceiver, Microsoft. The great deceiver tried to limit their access to
the internet and to turn them aside from anything that the deceiver did
not make money off of.
The people groaned and labored to feed
the great deceiver, but alas, nothing could fill his belly. The great
deceiver blessed the heresy of having the browser integrated into the
operating system. Loudly did the people cry unto the computer gods for
a new prophet to lead them, but the gods were angry since they had
given the people Linux. The people ignored Linux and chose to follow
the great deceiver.
Finally, the computer gods softened their
hearts and heard the cries of the people and sent a third prophet. The
people are fortunate that they have not been abandoned for straying
from the path of Linux. Mighty indeed is the penguin. A new prophet has
been sent to lead us out of the valley of the shadow of ActiveX.
The heavens opened, the angels sang, and Firefox descended into our midst to relieve us from the woe that is Internet Explorer.