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Gore had plenty of foresight in being the first politician to push the internet from being an academic and military network into the public and commercial domains. From the late 1970s through the early 1990s. Without him the internet might still be an academic and military resource, with the rest of us using disparate bulletin boards.

The "Gore says he invented the internet" thing is pure right wing smear. Both because he never claimed such a thing, and because repetition of the smear means that Gore's true achievement in expanding the internet to an easily assessable global resource that has changed the world is mostly overlooked.

Whilst most politicians are looking at yesterday's polls, today's campaign contributions, and tomorrow's elections, Gore has the foresight and imagination to be dealing with the issues of coming decades.

He's an asset to the boardroom at Apple.
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