Overheard: Word of the Day

May 23 2008   7:34AM GMT

Overheard: Who invented the Internet?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating theInternet.
– Al Gore describing his 1986 legislation to interconnect five supercomputer centers (17 years after thefirst Internet servers hooked up)

If Gore invented the Internet, I invented spell-check.
– Former Vice President J. Danforth Quayle

The day I made that statement, I was tired because I’d been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
– Al Gore attempting damage control

Those days were funny, weren’t they? Actually, the Internet is just a grown-up version of ARPANET.

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