[vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Sep 8 12:03:58 EDT 2016

On 09/08/2016 12:01 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> The InterNIC became Network Solutions when Al Gore invented the
>>>> commercial Internet - an event we all remember.
>>>  Yeah the Al Gore thing was the source of endless laughter. :)
>> To be fair:
>> a) He never actually claimed to have invented the Internet
>> b) What he DID claim, which was totally correct, was that he was
>> responsible in large part for the funding that brought the Internet to
>> the public
> Dave R. is right.
> Here is the Snopes.com explanation:
> http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp.
> Here is the transcript of Gore's full interview:
> http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/03/09/president.2000/transcript.gore/index.html.

  It'd be a good thing to be sure about what aspect of "bringing the
Internet to the public" you're talking about.  There are many facets of
this, and those are very minor, nearly inconsequential ones.  He was
very late to the party, but he made a lot of noise once he got there.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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