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Svaia
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Mar 19, 2003, 08:34 PM
 
Al Gore is new to Apples board of directors!
http://news.com.com/2100-1042-993332.html?tag=fd_top
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Mar 19, 2003, 08:55 PM
 
Originally posted by Svaia:
Al Gore is new to Apples board of directors!
http://news.com.com/2100-1042-993332.html?tag=fd_top
*must*

*resist*

*bringing*

*this*

*up*

Oh well ...

Isn't he the guy who invented the Inernet?
     
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Mar 19, 2003, 09:00 PM
 
I waited for that... But he is actually misquoted on that one.
Quote from Apples press release:
"As a member of the U.S. Congress 25 years ago, he popularized the term ?Information Superhighway,? and was instrumental in fighting for federal funds to assist in building what later became the Internet."
Wich as i can remember they her refere to what is know as "arpanet".
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Mar 19, 2003, 10:04 PM
 
Interesting, but how come this is in the PowerBook forum?
     
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Mar 19, 2003, 10:09 PM
 
My mistake... sorry.. I kind of been living in the PB forum the last 2 weeks... Forgott there where other forums
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Mar 19, 2003, 11:08 PM
 
Originally posted by Svaia:
I waited for that... But he is actually misquoted on that one.
Quote from Apples press release:
"As a member of the U.S. Congress 25 years ago, he popularized the term ?Information Superhighway,? and was instrumental in fighting for federal funds to assist in building what later became the Internet."
Wich as i can remember they her refere to what is know as "arpanet".
ARPANET was developed before Gore started in Congress, actually. (Gore has been inappropriately credited for this, too - I can find links, if you want, to disprove this)

His exact quote, in an interview by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, was: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

Given the fact that Jobs' choices for his Board of Directors has been given an "F" rating in the past, one would hope that Jobs' choice this time is more than political cronyism, given his well-known Democratic standing, and personal friendship with Clinton, who has spent time at Jobs' mansion. (Actually, I'm surprised Clinton wasn't voted in - he was probably asked, but declined?)

The question is, will Gore help, or hurt, Apple, as a member of the BOD. Time will tell .....



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Mar 19, 2003, 11:39 PM
 
This may be the beginning of a new App:

the

iGore - A new speech recognition manager that works like this:

You invoke the wake up command by speaking "I-GOR"

It responds,

Yessssss Maaaaster

Format drive

Hehehehheheh, righttt awaaaaayy maaaaster.

The iGore requires Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) but is rumored to be released to developers on April 1st and at ADC the API will be released iGAPi.
     
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Mar 19, 2003, 11:49 PM
 
However, Gore's support of the Mac has not been unwavering, with the politician having said three years ago that he had switched from a Mac to a PC.
Bah, he doesn't even use a Mac.
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 12:25 AM
 
Yes he does--and he runs Linux, too.
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 01:14 AM
 
Originally posted by mrmister:
Yes he does--and he runs Linux, too.
Actually, it's been reported elsewhere that Gore, in an interview about why he switched from Macs to PC's, said that the Mac had "fallen behind," and "doesn't have enough software."

But now that he's "won an election," I'm sure he'll "recount" this story for us .....





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Mar 20, 2003, 02:05 AM
 
Originally posted by mrmister:
Yes he does--and he runs Linux, too.
Now don't tell me he can even install GNU HURD on his own :-)
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 02:09 AM
 
I was sure this was some kind of joke when I saw it on www.powerbookzone.com.

I remember during the election being a little conflicted since it was reported that Gore had switched from Macs to PCs and Bush had a powerbook. But perhaps OS X has brought him back.
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 02:12 AM
 
I'm sorry. This sucks for Apple. Al Gore is a moron.
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