To answer your Gore diatribe:
Al Gore and the Internet
By Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf
Dated: 28 Sep 2000
Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development.
Last year the Vice President made a straightforward statement on his role. He said: “During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the Internet.”
He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications to have a broader impact than just improving the conduct of science and scholarship.
Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and communication. As an example, he sponsored hearings on how advanced technologies might be put to use in areas like coordinating the response of government agencies to natural disasters and other crises.
First of all, this article is a response to the backlash Gore received from saying, "I took the initiative in creating the Internet." In other words, it is inherently biased.
Secondly, the article is full of warm fuzzy language that doesn't mean shit: "He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications" "Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and communication."
Gore is the an opportunistic slime ball. The scum of the earth. He happened to support a bill for "supercomputing" and now he and his proponents are claiming he is the "visionary" for creating the internet. Total BS. Correlation is not causation.
And if you want to know just how wrong his vision is, he envisioned the high speed telecommunications being used for government responses to natural disasters. Well that's funny because we've had plenty of disasters where the U.S. government wasn't able to respond, despite the ubiquitous deployment of the Internet. (e.g., Hurricane Katrina)