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Al Gore among first inductees into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

By Doug Powers  •  April 24, 2012 01:31 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

This is more deserved than his Academy Award and Nobel Peace Prize, but that’s not really saying much.

From Politico:

Former Veep Al Gore is now getting a bit of credit for his infamous 1999 claim that “I took the initiative in creating the Internet”: He’ll be one of the first inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame.

The names were announced Monday at the Internet Society’s Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland, and Gore was placed in the “Global Connectors” category for having “made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet.”

The group’s description of Gore states: “Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, was a key proponent of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet. Instrumental in helping to create the ‘Information Superhighway,’ Gore was one of the first government officials to recognize that the Internet’s impact could reach beyond academia to fuel educational and economic growth as well.”

Shortly after Al took initiative in creating the Internet, he had a front row seat from which to witness the Internet’s impact on government.

I was going to offer congratulations to the Goracle until I remembered that the Internet is killing the planet.

**Written by Doug Powers

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