the link does not support you Mav.
The following is from my earlier provided link.
We have seen that Internet history cannot be easily summarized; there is no one single moment of discovery or invention. Press reports that claim the "Internet was invented in 1969" simply are not accurate; the term "internet" had not yet been coined. The most accurate summary would avoid use of the word "invent" altogether, as the Internet is not a single technology or device. One might date the birth of the Internet to the 1970s, when Kahn and Cerf began research on the Internet Protocol, or the 1980s, when it came into widespread use. But as the timeline shows, the basic underlying ideas date back as far as the early 1960s.
Clearly, then, if we take Gore literally at his word, he could not have "taken the initiative in creating the Internet." As the ARPANET moved from research to deployment, Gore was finishing college and serving in the Army in Vietnam. From 1976 to 1985, Gore served in the House of Representatives. From 1985 to 1992, he served in the Senate. The record shows that his interest in national computer networking issues became acute during his years in the Senate - when the Internet clearly was fully in operation.
So let us grant to Gore's critics that he was in no position to "take the initiative in creating the Internet." But is it possible that Gore's declaration, chosen in real time during a live-on-tape interview, could be simply a poor choice of words - sloppy speaking on his part - and that a slightly different formulation might be quite reasonably interpreted as totally accurate?
Please re-read the above!
Clearly, the initiative takers were Kahn and Cerf in the 1970s. Additional information indicates internet research back to the mid-60s, albeit perhaps drawing board stuff, nonetheless, ARPANET was in existance, and Gore was still in college. Additionally, Gore was a Congressman from 1985-1992.
Are we now to not give the credit to Kahn and Cerf as those who "took the initiative to create the internet"? As opposed to Gore who may have touted data base exchange ideas, but certainly not the "initiator of anything relating to the internet.
Clearly, then, if we take Gore literally at his word, he could not have "taken the initiative in creating the Internet." As the ARPANET moved from research to deployment, Gore was finishing college and serving in the Army in Vietnam.
Again Maverick...you made a statement supporting Gore's comment by saying "Which he did". What "EXACTLY did Gore do...please post a bill, legislation or something in the Congressional Record that has clear substance as to his "INITIATING anything to assist in the creation of the internet.
If you are a Gore proponent, please leave your hat at the door and address the issue, not the party affiliation. I personally shudder at the thought of him being in the White House...but that has nothing to do with this subject...I would have posted this had it been the Pope.
Gore, like most politicians is an opportunist...not as bad as Jessie "let the women into Augusta" Jackson, but nonetheless, he is a major bullshitter. Please check out the other link about Gore quotes and you will see the picture of a man who is lost in his own world of fantasy. While "Gore in 4" may have a nice ring, he has a big "L" on his forehead.
He didn't do squat to help with the creation of the internet, and he sure as hell didn't take any initiative whatsoever.