The government promptly took the internet and made it into a communication device. It didn't work very well, seeing as it was made to be a fishing net. A very clever fishing net. Then smart people got a hold...ahold...is there a space there?...anyway, they got a hold on the internet and made it into a very clever communication device. It was released to the public a million bajillion dog years later.
People proceeded to use the internet as a fishing net.