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Al Gore’s World Wide Web celebrates twenty-fifth birthday

World Wide Web turns 25 years old (via AFP) Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to…

Al Gore says he tried to buy Twitter in 2009

Al Gore says he and a business partner tried unsuccessfully to buy the social media network Twitter. The former vice president said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg TV that he and partner Joel Hyatt tried buy the microblogging service while they still owned a stake in Current TV. “They…

Al Gore: ‘Our democracy has been hacked,’ and survival of civilization at risk

Former Vice President Al Gore says democracy has been overtaken by corporate special interests, and it’s up to web-based activists to take it back. “We as U.S. citizens need to pay careful attention to the fact that our democracy has been hacked,” Gore told Motherboard. “Big money has perverted our…

Al Gore discusses surveillance culture and spider goats at SXSW

Clearly knowing his SXSW audience, Gore also dropped an Indiana Jones reference at a crucial juncture. AUSTIN, TX—Former vice president Al Gore sat down with Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg at this year’ SXSW conference to talk about the future—specifically, what Gore sees as the…  …

AIEEEEEE

A couple weeks back, assholes throughout the conservative blog world were touting unseasonably cool weather in the Midwest as proof that Al Gore copulates with rhinos. Glenn Reynolds et al. are strangely silent about the fact that the actual goddamn sun is currently sitting on my front porch asking for…

The convention, so far

Going into the last day, I’m inclined to say that the convention has amazing momentum, and I hope that it’s not going to get fucked up. The speakers have all been on message. A clear pro-woman case is being made, which makes me really happy. But what’s really jumping out…

Surreal Netroots Nation moments starring Bob Barr

Don’t blink, but the CBS affiliate here got a shot of me this AM during the Al Gore speech. It’s near the beginning. The story is entitled “Left Bloggers Claim Web Dominance Over Radio-Oriented Conservatives.” Gee, doesn’t that sound dangerous? OK, now the real kicker. I come out of a…

Al Gore Is Up In This Piece

Al Gore just stepped onstage at Netroots Nation, meaning that I am compelled by my contractual liberalism to post on the environment. The Wall Street Journal surprisingly opines against carbon-based environmental regulations yesterday. I am also surprisingly wearing shorts and sandals in Austin. And Al Gore is also surprisingly handsome…

Al Gore Endorses Obama

Via the AP: Al Gore made his What’s most interesting, though: second time Obama has I think its a good strategy, myself. (Background here.)…

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