Parable of three blind men describing an elephant

Trying to capture the Internet in words reminds me of the parable of the blind men trying to describe an elephant. The one who grabbed the tail was sure the beast resembled a rope. The one who wrapped his arms around a thick leg was sure that it was very similar to a tree. The one who latched onto the trunk concluded that the animal was related to the snake. Likewise, the Internet, or "Net" for short, is a different critter depending on which piece of it you happen to grab.

I enjoy this classic tale retold this way: