Vail Daily column: Re-examining Al Gore and the Internet

By Melanie Wong

Some of what I’m writing here is borrowed from Walter Isaacson’s new book, “The Innovators,” a fascinating tome about the people who created computers and the Internet. Besides being a gripping read about the innovations we too often take for granted (and too seldom understand), it sheds a brief but bright light on former Vice President Al Gore, a frequent visitor to Happy Valley, and his rightful place in the pantheon of the Information Age. Gore and the Internet, as you likely know, have become an unfortunate punch line — unfairly, as it turns out. Apparently the misinformation began this …

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