Hmmm . . .

Why do we use the expression “on the net”?

How can something be on a net? Surely, it makes more sense to say ‘in the net’? For example, wouldn’t it be better, more accurate and just more linguistically satisfying to say “I saw this doodah in the net today, my how I laughed”?

Perhaps the entire Internet has been put together as a conspiracy to undermine the preposition ‘in.’ Hmmm.