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Al Gore Advances Technology

April 1, 2003 — by Per Christensson

On March 19, former Vice President Al Gore joined the Board of Directors at Apple Computer. His history of helping advance technology in the areas of education and science is seen as a valuable asset to Apple. While some have acclaimed Gore for his technology initiatives as Vice President, he has also received scorn from others for claiming he "invented the Internet."

When recently asked about his statement, Gore responded, "I don't know why people don't believe me -- it must be because I was part of the Clinton administration... and I guess that's a pretty valid reason. But it should not discount the fact that I invented the Internet."

Though only in his first days as a member of the Apple board, Gore has already taken credit for the iMac, the iPod, and the original Macintosh computer. "I am so glad that I created all of those wonderful things," he said during a recent interview. "I am as proud of the Macintosh as I am the automobile, which I invented some time in the early 1900s." When asked about his age, the former Vice President declined to comment.

Happy April 1st.