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Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Andrew, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     



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  2. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  3. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  4. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  5. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  6. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  7. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  8. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  9. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  10. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  11. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  12. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  13. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  14. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  15. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  16. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  17. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  18. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  19. orwell

    orwell Guest

    Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
    news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate.


    And if you read the rest of the snopes article, you'll also see that even
    that claim is more than than can justifiably be granted to him. Most of
    the infrastructure was already in place before he ever entered congress.
    Or, as the article reads: "it's hard to find any specific action of Gore's
    (such as his sponsoring a Congressional bill or championing a particular
    piece of legislation) that one could claim helped bring the Internet into
    being, much less validate Gore's statement of having taken the "initiative
    in creating the Internet.""

    The last line of the article pretty much sums it up... "Even if Al Gore had
    never entered the political arena, we'd probably still be reading web pages
    via the Internet today. "

    Just another politician trying to claim credit for the work of other
    people.
     
  20. Re: Gore never said "I invented the Internet" (Re: Switching to Sprint? Opinions?)

    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message news:zcasdlahjla32142233809@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Gore never claimed to invent the internet. What he did claim was
    > credit for taking "the initiative in creating the Internet" as pushing
    > for funding for it in the Senate. Of course, his quote was badly
    > twisted and used against him. See:
    >
    > http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.htm


    I don't see this as a "badly twisted" issue. Gore did say "I took
    the initiative in creating the Internet." Creating is synonymous with
    inventing. Fact is he misspoke, badly.

    --

    John Richards
     

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