Al Gore, and the Internet.............and the media?? OK, so even I made a joke about Al Gore and the Internet, something like; "If the internet was truly invented by typists, did Al Gore invent the Typist? in the "Ask a Stupid Quetion get a Stupid Answer" thread. But the reality, I have now heard, goes like this; in a televised interview that I watched, in the last weeks, a Gentleman named Mr. Vinton Cerf (Pronounced like "Surf") appeared, and told of his knowledge of Mr. Al Gore. Mr. Cerf's 'references' "http://www.icann.org/biog/cerf.htm" [Broken] In the telling, he explained that he had heard the original quotation, of Mr. Gore, with respect to Mr. Gore's telling of his involvment with the internet, and how it had been a sad misconception that attributes, to Mr. Gore, the verabl Line of "I initiated the internet" when apparently Mr. Gore Had stated that he had "Taken the initiative" with the internet. The differentiation is enourmous, inasmuch as, further in his explaination Mr. Cerf mentioned that Mr. Gore had clearly taken the initiative in passing the legislation (the nuts and bolts of politico's) that proceeded to take, then ARPANET, out of the Hands of Government, and placing into the hands of 'private citizens' (AKA "The public") as to allow for the commercialization that would permit the general public full access to what then, became the internet. As it is simple enough to tell, *taking the "initiative"*, and *taking to "initiate"* sound close enough that it could very feasably have been simply a "mal'entendre" (mis-heard)from one of the reporters, that then, simply escaped all attempts to get the truth of it back out, especially towards a "known to be sarcastic and cynical" media. So he told of his opinion that Mr. Gore had performed like a "Real Trooper" in his withstanding of ALL of the humor that has been directed his way, in light of the very simple fact that the man did do what he said he did, took the initiative in getting the legislation to make it commercial, as to move it from ownership by the government, (whom could not afford to supply these services to everyone) to ownership by the general public. Mr. Cerf, I would respectfully suggest, is a very credible individual, hence no reason to lie about it. So now, it begs the question of, "how does this knowledge, make you feel, about what has transpired in Mr. Al Gores life?"