Saturday, July 14, 2012

Peace, Love and Mass Consumerism

The internet. You're soaking in it. You talk on it, shop on it, bank on it and perhaps partake in other unmentionables on it. But for all of our modern tech-savvy and gadget-centric behavior, it turns out that the brilliant minds of 1969 already knew what we idiots in 2012 would be doing with all of those amazing technologies they could only dream about - well except for maybe Facebook. Sure they had the implementation a bit wrong and our culture has changed quite a bit in 43 years, but as you'll see in the video below they were on the right track. So the next time Al Gore tries to tell you he invented the information super-highway, a.k.a. "cyberspace," you can politely tell him to go hang his chad.


  1. Wow, Al Gore took the initiative in creating the internet? I had no idea. I honestly had never heard of "The Gore Bill" till just now. Thanks Al! I love that fucking internet thing!

  2. It was years ago during an interview with Wolf Blitzer. Gore was asked what differentiated him from his opponent in the race for the Democratic presidential nominee. Al replied "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system." Of course he was referring to specific policies he had supported to help the growth of the internet, but in the media it came across as him overstating his involvement.