The Al Gore Canard

Matt Cramer cramer at
Wed Aug 23 21:41:34 PDT 2000

On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, John K. Taber wrote:

> Matt Cramer (cramer at wrote:
> [snip]
> >No, he'll be sure to tell us again that he personally invented it.
> He never claimed to invent the internet.

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." -Algore

I know that he doesn't think he invented it, but he certainly made a claim that is ambiguous at best and misleading at worst. It is no different than the article posted here pointing out similar statements by Little Bush.

> > but that
> >may not seem apparent if you think the internet was created in 1995 by
> >Algore.
> Nobody does.

Most (l)users have no idea there was an internet before 1995, and think that the www *IS* the net. They don't think Algore invented it; that was just a little healthy feather ruffling by me.

BTW, Quayle invented the spellchecker.


-- Matt Cramer <cramer at> The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.

-Benjamin Disreali

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