Originally Posted by SDW2001
No, but he did say "I pioneered the internet." He also said "during my time in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet."
Yes, but, to be fair, those are, at worst, slight exaggerations. He did take the initiative in Congress, and has been widely recognized for that. He also spent much time, from the 70s onwards, promoting the basic ideas. While he had no direct technical role in the "invention" of the internet (and I don't think he was ever trying to claim that), and while I know that many around here seem to disagree violently (and I still can't figure that out), I think we actually do owe him some respect and gratitude for his efforts.