} 4096 years ago, a small boy looked up at his father, pondering his very
} existance, and asked such a question. His father, being a wise and
} noble man, told the following story:
} Son, one day, your children, and your children's children, and their
} offspring, will design many living structures from the very soil we
} stand on. They will create ways to float on the water at high speed,
} and fly through the air as the birds do. They will spread out far
} across the land, and even cross the great oceans, building many villages
} and even great cities. They will conquer the very gap of space and
} time, by sending messages directly through high-speed T1 phonelines and
} digital fiber-optic cables, connecting thousands of places of learning
} and commerce. And someone will enable all the Internet to have access
} to The Oracle, by simply mailing a question using the standard email
} interfaces. And some bozo, wanting to try it out, will send in the
} question that you, my son, have asked me.
} You owe The Oracle the rights to all of your smart offspring.