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Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors

timothy posted more than 11 years ago | from the thanks-al-thanks-a-lot dept.

The Almighty Buck 944

zzxc writes "News.com.com reports that Al Gore has been chosen to be on Apple's board of directors. Apple has a press release with more information. According to the press release, 'Al brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Apple from having helped run the largest organization in the world--the United States government' and 'He has remained an active leader in technology--launching a public/private effort to wire every classroom and library in America to the Internet.' The inventor of the internet should be a valuable asset to Apple."

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give me money (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547916)

give me money

FP (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547919)

God bless the troops.

Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (2, Interesting)

numbski (515011) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547921)

Seriously though...he was advising Google???

I had absolutely no idea. Last I knew he was busy being a sore loser(winner?) of the last election.

At any rate, it ought to be an interesting addition to the staff. So long as he doesn't SERIOUSLY take credit for inventing the internet. ;)

Re:Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (0)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547982)

Will he have to quit, when we draft him for President in 2004?

He won in 2000, after all...

Re:Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (-1, Troll)

Threni (635302) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547990)

"Last I knew he was busy being a sore loser(winner?) of the last election."

Well, strictly speaking he wasn't the loser...
Why put winner in brackets. I'm still amazed at how such a corrupt election was allowed to stand.

Re:Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548022)

Well, strictly speaking he wasn't the loser... Why put winner in brackets. I'm still amazed at how such a corrupt election was allowed to stand.
No U.N. observers...

BTW, Iran regularly sees better popular turnout at the polls than the last 8 U.S. Presidential elections.

Re:Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (1)

discstickers (547062) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548060)

100% of Iraqis voted. What's your point?

Re:Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (1)

jxs2151 (554138) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548064)

Iran regularly sees better popular turnout

Your ass would turn out too if your life was threatened if you did otherwise....

Iranian: "And you want me to vote for whom?.....sure, no problem. Just please get that gun out of my face.......sir."

Re:Insert Internet Inventor Joke Here (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548002)

Gore's words in a CNN interview, as quoted by Wired News, were as follows:

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

Gore meaning, obvious to anyone who knew the record, was that he did the political work and articulated the public vision that made the Internet possible. No reasonable person could conclude that Gore was claiming to have invented the Internet in any technical sense. The first half of his sentence makes this clear: he is talking about work he did in the context of his service in the Congress. The creation of the Internet was a process that had several phases and took several years, and Gore is claiming the principal credit for the political side of that effort. It is a substantial claim, but an accurate one.

Internet inventor gets first tech job (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547923)

Isn't it great that the inventor of the internet has gotten his first tech job?

Re:Internet inventor gets first tech job (5, Funny)

bunseki suru (657127) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547957)

Hey now - that sounds like sarcasm.

Re:Internet inventor gets first tech job (2, Insightful)

0x0d0a (568518) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548041)

inventor of the internet

Seriously, you now have two wealthy, pampered, incredibly egotistical "tech visionaries" in the same room -- Gore and Jobs. If this works, I'll be amazed.

and David Boies, the inventor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548058)

of the strategic campaign shakedown lawsuit, has been hired as Apple's legal counsel.

And we see how the government is run (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547924)

Fine choice, guys.

Way to go.

Where did the Mac come from... (-1, Redundant)

terraformer (617565) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547925)

I wonder if he is going to try and take credit for inventing the Mac...

Re:Where did the Mac come from... (1)

bluethundr (562578) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548057)

wonder if he is going to try and take credit for inventing the Mac...

If he did, I would hold him in a half nelson and let Jeff Raskin [sourceforge.net] punch him in the stomach!

Genius.... (-1, Flamebait)

TiMike (575912) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547926)

Well, he did invent the Internet. It's good that Apple got this technical genius on board...

Uhmmmmm (-1)

packeteer (566398) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547927)

HAHAHA... is this a joke? i hope so?

I hear he invented the Apple Computer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547931)

just before he invented the internet...

trolls (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547932)

sooooo mmmmaaannnnyyy tttrrroooollllssss

Now they've got the guy who INVENTED the Internet! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547933)

LOL

OK, I know he didn't really say that, ok?

al gore _did_ invent the internet (3, Insightful)

matt4077 (581118) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547935)

Well, maybe he didn't invent it, but he actually was one of a few politicians actively promoting the internet.

Therefore we should be thankful instead of always making fun of that one statement he once made.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (1, Insightful)

danheskett (178529) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547964)

It was a silly, moronic comment, and you and I both know that virtually every politican who makes such comments get lampooned, very very very often.

So its fun, lighten up, and smile.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547987)

There's no 'E' in potato, Mr Quayle, sir.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548030)

Except the current idiot in the White House.

-Forget about the choking on a pretzal?
-How about "I know how hard it is to put food on your family"
and dozens more...

Really, after 9/11 the monkeyboy has had a free ride.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (3, Informative)

fgodfrey (116175) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548053)

Actually, the comment he made was, in fact, correct. The media misquoted it and for inexplicable reasons, Gore never challenged it. The direct quote was "As a member of the Senate I introduced the legislation that created the Internet" which, while maybe a bit self promoting, was what happened. He was one of the sponsorors (sp?) of the bill that opened ARPAnet to the public which created the internet as we know it. So, really, he never claimed to have invented anything...

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (2, Interesting)

Elwood P Dowd (16933) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548071)

If you actually read the exact comment that he made, and understand the role Al Gore had in the creation of a research friendly political environment, no, it wasn't really silly or moronic.

I don't mind him getting lampooned, because it's funny, but... still. He deserves it even less than Dan Quayle (who was reading from a card with the alternative spelling "potatoe").

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (1)

jxs2151 (554138) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547999)

We only do it 'cause we know that people like you get pissed.

How's it feel to get trolled so easily?

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548013)

I don't know, why don't you ask that moron Dubya or that crook Reagan?

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548047)

He didn't even really make that statement, it's just been taken out of context so many times that people don't even care what the truth is any more. I wish I could find the actual statement itself, I wasn't able to earlier..just came up with a bunch of lame jokes, which I'm sure will be the larger population of the comments under this post.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (1, Insightful)

0x0d0a (568518) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548069)

he actually was one of a few politicians actively promoting the internet.

Simply rephrase it so that Slashdotters can appreciate it: without Gore, there very likely would have been no public school Internet access, and far less infrastructure available to higher education institutions. Imagine Dubya in the driver's seat all those years [shudder] -- lots of guns, lousy network.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548076)

Gore is like the dork in class that always answers the teacher, and who always takes things a little too seriously. The one that you LOVED to beat up on. Or more likely, it was you and you got beat up all the time.

The Republicans and the press just LOVED to beat up on the guy, and they jumped on that quote in a heartbeat. He NEVER SAID "invented". It was the republicans who seeded that statement into the press.

Oh well, we'll always remember him for something he didn't say, I guess.

Re:al gore _did_ invent the internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548079)

What Gore did was promote funding for the internet. What he said was "I took the initiative in creating the Internet". Big difference.


If it was really just one quote, no one would care, but he has a history of saying the supidest things, and blatantly lying. Do a google search for "stupid gore quotes".


The only difference between Gore and Clinton is that when Clinton lies people believe him.

Politics (4, Insightful)

EnlightenedDuck (621201) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547936)

My guess would be that it has more to do with governmental contacts than expertise about computers - Gore must have a pretty good list of contacts throughout government by now, and if that can help Apple, why shouldn't they tap him to be on their board of directors? Beats another lawyer....

Lawyer on Boards (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548035)

Usually, there are very few as the liability risk is way too high to their firms

Inventions (5, Funny)

zzxc (635106) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547937)

Just in!

Gore invents AppleTalk

Gore invents candy-colored computer

Gore invents small music player

Gore invents fast new web browser

Gore invents XUL (Hyatt mysteriously fired)

Gore invents new GUI for BSD

This man is a genius! (-1, Redundant)

Elendil (11919) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547939)

After inventing the Internet, he will now invent the Macintosh, and thus the GUI, user-friendly computing, and so on...

Well look at that (0, Redundant)

r3001 (659838) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547941)

There's something you don't see everyday.

The More "Environmentally Friendly" MAC (1)

bagboy (630125) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547942)

Now you can feel safe if you need to throw the out the "core".

DMCA? (4, Insightful)

Jason1729 (561790) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547944)

Wasn't it the government Al Gore helped run that brought us the DMCA?

It might not be a good thing having him as a director at one of the few big tech companies that is still customer friendly.

Jason
ProfQuotes [profquotes.com]

Re:DMCA? (1)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548009)

Yep.

He also heads up the incentives to censor/restrict "violent" video games, TV, and movies.

He's also 100% behind DRM and censorship of 'offensive' materials on the 'net.

But he's working for Apple, so us slashdot sycophants love him now.

Luckily for apple users this is more PR than actually hiring a real employee.

Re:DMCA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548067)

Exactly!!

You, Sir, are dead on. And don't forget about Tipper, co-founder of the PMRC.

The Gores aren't about freedom of technology, folks. Quite the opposite.

I find this news disappointing.

Re: Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors (4, Insightful)

BWJones (18351) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547945)

Politics aside, (Disclaimer: I voted for him) this may be just what Apple needs. Someone who is capable, knows business, government and academia and is not an Apple insider.

Re: Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors (1)

pajamacore (613970) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547994)

Apple insider? You can't get much more outside than board member Millard Drexler, the chairman and CEO of J. Crew.

Re: Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors (1)

BWJones (18351) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548025)

Apple insider? You can't get much more outside than board member Millard Drexler, the chairman and CEO of J. Crew.

True, but what experience with technology and computing did Millard have? Gore at least has extensive experience with the development and promotion of technologies.

Re: Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547996)

knows business What? He has been a government stooge since 1976.

Re: Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors (0, Flamebait)

danheskett (178529) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548072)

The board of directors doesn't do anything that directly affecting day to day business except in rare cases.

But aside, seriously, three points:

1. Al Gore knows business. I doubt it. His only job since college that wasnt government was as a reporter for a local newspaper. And that was for a brief time.

2. Al Gore knows/is academic[a]. I doubt it. He isn't particularly well educated by any standards. He is college educated, which is something for sure. He is presumably very bright, but as somewhat who has meet him and had some conversation with him, he came off as kinda dim. Not GWBush dim, but clearly not razor sharp.

3. Al Gore is not an Apple insider.
That is good. But on the other hand, he isn't likely to be able to affect much of how Apple operates because of that same reason.

4. Al Gore knows government. True, but he knew the last government. That's a problem. He knew a lot of key decisons makers and might have been able to leverage those. Now there is a new government, and many decisions of scale and size are made by political apointee's and their sub-ordinates. This means he in fact has very little leverage for Apple now that GWBush is in office.

But seriously, this is interesting but not really all that good for Apple, in my opinion. He is a controversial, and turns alot of people of (about 49% of voters at last count). That's not a good quality for a company who is very image focused. Even if only 1 in 1000 people hate him enough to not buy Apple products, will it outweigh the number of people who will buy Apple products because they like him? Probably not.

Chances are this is actually a case of a little gratitude/graft. Nothing illegal or anything, but rather Apple and its board saying to Al - "thanks for getting all over MS during your term, thanks for getting all over the Internet, etc".

Control of the internet (-1, Redundant)

rf0 (159958) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547947)

Well now that Apple have the man who invented the internet there is no stopping them :)

Rus

It's only right... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547948)

that the guy that invented the Internet is given a position of such high honour.

Frist Prost (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547949)

Frok Pok!

Oh my.. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547950)

Apple has the creator of the internet on its board of directors...whats next...

Give him a few years... (0, Troll)

Kircle (564389) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547952)

Give him a few years, and he'll say he founded Apple. :) Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Great (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547953)

Guess Steve needed advice on how to get money from buddhists

Re:Great (0, Offtopic)

ChaoticChaos (603248) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548018)

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaahahahahahaha!!! !!!

NO WAR! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547955)

OH GOD, don't let it happen again! NO WORLD WAR III! Is this the end of the world????

Re:NO WAR! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548006)

Strap in your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

Al Gore vs. Bush (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547956)

Okay, so Apple has inroads into education and has a hip person to better its hip image -- so what's new? Still bare-boned market share. And that won't change.

Best...Futurama...Episode...Ever (0, Offtopic)

aftk2 (556992) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547959)

"Put the dice away, before I take them away."

crazy (1, Funny)

typhoonius (611834) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547961)

Between this and this [slashdot.org] , I had to check to see it wasn't April Fool's Day.

Agh! All that is evil (1)

DarthVeda (569302) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547963)

All that is evil in the world is coming together... Al Gore and apple... What's next? Saddam and Microsoft? :)

There goes the company (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547966)

This should be quite the joke. And don't let him count the inventory!

Innovation (1)

ductormalef (260954) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547969)

<sarcasm>Maybe now that they have the inventor of the internet onboard, we will see some really innovative ideas from Apple.</sarcasm>

Gore didn't claim that (5, Informative)

Kallahar (227430) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547970)

During a March 1999 CNN interview, while trying to differentiate himself from rival Bill Bradley, Gore boasted: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. ... The terrible irony in this exchange is that while Gore certainly didn't create the Internet, he was one of the first politicians to realize that those bearded, bespectacled researchers were busy crafting something that could, just maybe, become pretty important." - Wired News [wired.com]

Al Gore never claimed he invented the internet, and anyone who jokes about it is just showing their ignorance. (sorry timothy)

Kallahar

Re:Gore didn't claim that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548027)

Uhh, you just quoted him as saying he DID create the internet!

Re:Gore didn't claim that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548028)

Uhmm... "I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

ok so he "created" it.

Re:Gore didn't claim that (1, Flamebait)

jxs2151 (554138) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548033)

Al Gore never claimed he invented the internet

Oh silly us- He didn't invent the Internet, he created it.

So sorry we have been getting that wrong. Thanks for clearing it up.

Re:Gore didn't claim that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548051)

Al Gore never claimed he invented the internet, and anyone who jokes about it is just showing their ignorance. (sorry timothy)

Not to mention showing a willingness to go above and beyond the beating of a dead horse. As it stands while I write this, the majority of the posts here are almost the exact same joke. Why would someone load up the story, see the joke they were planning to make had been posted ten times already, and then post it anyway?

Where to keep all that money (0)

benntop (449447) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547971)

As it turns out Apple needed Gore's patented "LockBox" technology to store their horde of billions.

valuable addition (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547973)

i am anxious to see the bleeding edge tech he develops next he's had enough time off since his last great invention.

Inventor of the internet (2, Insightful)

billnad (206934) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547974)

No you've got that wrong.

He did not say that he invented it, just that he brought it to the masses, he is kind of like the favorite uncle of the internet.

At least he admited to smoke pot :D (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547975)

Actually, Al Gore is a very good executive. I think every one is just quick to point out his flaws and none of his strong points. Which I'm sure some one must know about his strong points and is willing to show us.

It Makes Sense (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547978)

Since Al Gore did invent the Apple II and the Macintosh.

Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547980)

According to Hershey's commercial, he invented pants as well.

Fitting (0, Redundant)

ChaoticChaos (603248) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547981)

The person who invented the Internet should join the company that invented the GUI.

Is this the same Al Gore that sold us out? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547984)

I remember hearing that Al Gore while being VP of the United States wrote a letter to the airlines saying basically, "Give us money, and we'll through out that recommendation by the department of transportation which said we are vulnerable at our airports and require better security" and all of this before 911? I'd say anyone who buys an apple is contributing to what is wrong in America

AMERICA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547986)

..and we run!


..and we run!


..and we run!


..into the arms... OF AMERICA!

What the hell? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547988)

Apple just got way uncool. Algore is a dolt.

Maybe its time to re-re-switch.

Sell my PB? (0, Flamebait)

Winmac (322914) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547991)

Why do I suddenly want to reformat and install linux, or even sell it and buy an IBM?
I mean I love this computer, but I HATE Al 'I created Pants' Gore. Democrats are idiot socialists when it comes to pretty much anything; poor Steve, I thought he might have finally gotten into the game of Capitalism, then he goes and does something really stupid.

congrats to Mr. Gore (1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5547992)

Ah yes, the ever-lovable Al Gore.

I saw his name in an article in Scientific American about the internet and related technology, many years ago. I thought his writing was very intelligent and was surprised that a senator knew so much about computers. I saw his name pop up a lot w.r.t. to the internet.

Part of the reason I voted for Clinton was because of Gore. What a let-down that his personality was so wooden and unlikable. It made it just too easy for the press to pick on him (even the submitter repeated the "invented the internet joke).

On the other hand, he's just like a lot of geeks: uncomfortable in his own skin. I related to him a lot more than Bush.

So anyway, congrats to Mr. Gore, and I'm sure his presence on Apple's board will accomplish absolutely nothing whatsoever, and have absolutely no effect on the company. But still, he's a respectable guy and I'm glad he likes Mac OS X and open source.

Why did I just write this? I have no idea.

Re:congrats to Mr. Gore (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548000)

Politicians do not write articles. Chances are, someone on his staff was paid to do it for him.

: Boys with Power end up on Corporate Agenda's (2, Insightful)

rhyder (187818) | more than 11 years ago | (#5547997)

Apple is lucky to have him, that is a lot of top-down influence. The big gears up-top *are* the ones that predominate our lives in the ways of general trend and influence. Now given, there is proactive and reactive influence, but big players will ensure social connectvity, which AL has a great deal of.

I have to go hear him lecture next week (4, Interesting)

webster1 (604496) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548003)

Gore is going to be lecturing my class next week at Middle Tenn State Univ (where he has been an adjunct prof for a while...i am not proud).

Anyone have any questions you want me to ask him?

He is officially there to talk to my 'Legal Problems of the Recording Industry' class about he and his wife's censorship/labeling campaign in the mid 1980's. However, we have been told that we can "ask him anything." Tipper may be there too, but at this point we dont know.

Political connections could help, think DRM (1)

MyNameIsFred (543994) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548007)

At first I was speechless when I read this. I'm thinking what in the world can Al Gore bring to the company. But then I start thinking of his political connections. The fact that there are so many issues -- DMCA, copyright extentions, DRM -- that affect computers and that have political roots In that context, having someone with political connections could certainly help.

Re:Political connections could help, think DRM (1)

geek (5680) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548056)

You think Gore will fight DRM? His wife is one of the worst proponents of censorship on this planet. The woman is a fucking Nazi man, Gore is one of the last people I want anywhere near technology right now.

AUGH! STOP REPEATING THAT! (5, Informative)

kevin lyda (4803) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548008)

he didn't say [snopes.com] he'd invented the internet.

Makes sense... for Gore (1, Funny)

sib888 (94158) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548010)

I hope Gore's personality doesn't rub off. We'll be back to beige boxes before you know it...


vote different.

-

Not Crazy Eddie? (4, Funny)

ralico (446325) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548011)

Apple's board should have chosen Crazy Eddie [crazyeddie.com]
That way Apple would be insanely great at insane prices.

Finally something truly interesting. (3, Interesting)

Blimey85 (609949) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548019)

I've been bored off my ass all day... until now.

Now I can't stop laughing. Apple has always though different and I think that through all of the problems they have had, they have done pretty good. Not many companies have taken on MS and lived to tell the tale. Apple has. But what is the reasoning behind hiring Al Gore?

Yes I read the bloody article and yes I know what Apple is telling us, but what is the real reasoning behind the scenes? Do they honestly think Al Gore can bring something to Apple? What does he know about computer companies, software companies, or the Apple way of doing things? Why not bring back Woz? At least Woz had an idea of what the hell is going on. Maybe this is just a gimmick though. Something crazy to get Apple in the news for a while. To make people remember they exist. Or maybe Steve really thinks Al can add to the Apple brand.

Think Prude (0, Troll)

Hao Wu (652581) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548024)

His damn wife is going to get all over his chest about cyber porn. Mrs Gore hates pornography.

I use macintosh. I want to double my time now to download porn before this idiot makes it difficult and implausible to do it on Macs.

Give me a break. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548031)

I don't care what the press says. Al Gore doesn't know computers from a hole in the ground. Dumb move.

games (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548038)

Does it mean more Gorey games on Macs?

(excuse the toilet humor...)

Its a good match really... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548039)

... since Al Gore invented the Internet and Apple has been working with the Internet since before Al Gore came to town...

figures.

M$ is republican ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548062)

does that mean microsoft is republican ?

oh oh (4, Funny)

deanj (519759) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548063)

I bet they go back to beige macs....

oh bah... (1)

epiphani (254981) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548065)

i think i'll have to take apple off my preffered vendors list.

I don't get it. (1, Insightful)

hwestiii (11787) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548070)

I don't get it. Where do people get their perspective these days?

George Bush kills something like 100 people while he is governor of Texas and trashes 50 years worth of international diplomacy to get a two-bit dictator, and Al Gore still gets shit on for that stupid internet remark.

How does Rush do it?

Good for business??? (1)

WaxParadigm (311909) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548074)

I'm finally at the point where I REALLY want a Mac, and they go and alienate me as a potential customer by hiring this fool.

Most will call me a troll or offtopic, but I'm serious. This could cause a lot of people to think again about that Mac they wanted (or at least have a bad taste in their mouth). Even if you like Gore you have to question this because he's such a political figure and you're mixing emotions and business by picking this guy up for your board.

You are hearing me talk (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5548082)

<monotone>And it went like beep beep beep</monotone>

The Mother of Stupid Political Mistakes (1)

Shuh (13578) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548083)


Al Snore, the Forrest Gump of the Left is about as popular on the Right as Dubya is with the Liberals. Way to inject the dealy venom of national politics into a company that's having enough problems just doing the "Lone Consumer OS/Computer Against The Windows Juggarnaught" thing.

Al Gore is going to be an albatross around the neck of Apple. And before I get flamed, what I said for Gore goes double for ANY high-profile controversial political figure from the Government Sector.

give him a chance (1)

ag3ntugly (636404) | more than 11 years ago | (#5548084)

just because Al Gore appears to most to be a total moron, he was vice president of the united states! dont judge him before he has a chance to prove himself. p.s. and please, if you see more than a handful of bad jokes already posted, you dont have to add yours.
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