It's the 30th Anniversary of Al Gore Invented the World Wide Web!

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: It's the 30th Anniversary of Al Gore Invented the World Wide Web!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject:

It's funny that no matter how big a punchline the guy can be, he actually was pretty prescient on both the internet and Climate Change.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject:

Did he really invented the internet? Serious question.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject:

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Did he really invented the internet? Serious question.


No, and he never claimed to. He merely took credit (correctly) for being a visionary legislator who helped make it possible. One of the actual inventors of the internet, Vincent Cerf, said:

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“Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development” and that “No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution [to the Internet] over a longer period of time

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
No, and he never claimed to. He merely took credit (correctly) for being a visionary legislator who helped make it possible.


Gores's Quote - March 9, 1999

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“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.”


sounds a lot like "I created the internet"....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject:

What are your guys earliest memory of like, wow, this internet thing is a gamechanger?

Oh, and RIP geocities
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject:

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What are your guys earliest memory of like, wow, this internet thing is a gamechanger?

Oh, and RIP geocities


AIM and mapquest... before that I don’t remember much but having those 2 things were nice
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject:

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What are your guys earliest memory of like, wow, this internet thing is a gamechanger?

Oh, and RIP geocities


AIM and mapquest... before that I don’t remember much but having those 2 things were nice


Oh those were after the web had already blossomed!

Anyone ever use IRC? Compuserve? ICQ? Haha.

Back when the web was innocent and fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject:

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It's funny that no matter how big a punchline the guy can be, he actually was pretty prescient on both the internet and Climate Change.


I agree. I was just having fun with the meme that arose.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject:

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Marc Andreessen: Mosaic was built at the University of Illinois. I was an undergrad student, but I was also a staff member at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, which is basically a federally funded research institute. When Al Gore says that he created the Internet, he means that he funded these four national supercomputing centers. Federal funding was critical. I tease my libertarian friends—they all think the Internet is the greatest thing. And I’m like, Yeah, thanks to government funding
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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/07/internet200807

This is an article from 08' I believe. Pretty cool story. Private companies, like AT&T didnt want to invest in it, so the government had to fund it. Commies.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
No, and he never claimed to. He merely took credit (correctly) for being a visionary legislator who helped make it possible.


Gores's Quote - March 9, 1999

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“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.”


sounds a lot like "I created the internet"....


Not in context.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:15 am    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
governator wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
What are your guys earliest memory of like, wow, this internet thing is a gamechanger?

Oh, and RIP geocities


AIM and mapquest... before that I don’t remember much but having those 2 things were nice


Oh those were after the web had already blossomed!

Anyone ever use IRC? Compuserve? ICQ? Haha.

Back when the web was innocent and fun.


true lol, don't remember much before. Do remember the C:// stuff, was dig dug during this time?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:16 pm    Post subject:

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Warning: This album contains explicit lyrics.

(Yes, he was up there during one session to back Tipper up).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject:

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We should distance our campaign from Bill Clinton's popularity.

While results were still hotly disputed and recounts were being demanded: Calls to concede to Dubya way too early, then has to retract it.

After loss, in Congress to other Dems calling him Mr. President: The rules DO matter.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject:

ksmgf wrote:
Did he really invented the internet? Serious question.



n'YEaAHhUuUH!!1...

(Oh, n/m, that was Howard Dean).
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