Saturday, June 11, 2005

Gore and the Internet

Finally, credit where credit is due.
Officials at the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honored Gore with the Webby Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his pivotal role in the development of the Internet over the last 30 years. Gore had been skewered during the 2000 presidential campaign for his remarks that suggested he was the Net's creator. But Vinton Cerf, one of the scientists who helped craft the actual Internet architecture, acknowledged that Gore was responsible for crafting important legislation and lending needed political support for "the information superhighway."
How this got turned around into some kind of running joke at Gore's expense is beyond me.

Must be that durned Liberal Media...