The self-proclaimed wizards of smart in the
lamestream news media have once again been exposed. Off-air gaffes and brazen displays
of bias are de rigueur with these idiots who pretend to be intellectual, objective,
and neutral while on air. When they think the cameras and microphones are off, caution
is tossed to the wind, the outer skin is shed, and the true nature comes out. Here
we see a pre-show segment of NBC's Today show where clueless Katie Colic
and Bryant Gumball wondering what is this newfangled thing called the Internet,
and in particular, what is the meaning of that funny "@" symbol. Gumball wonders
if it means "about." Colic correctly suggests "at." Sure, it was 1994 and most people
had never heard of the Internet, but then most people don't pretend to be the smartest
person in the room. In all fairness, Algore had not yet stated on CNN in 1999 that he had invented
the Internet. Even today most people probably don't know what the "@" symbol means,
and never tell anyone to type a tilde or you'll spend a few minutes directing them
on the keyboard.
Oh, in the spirit of NBC's philosophy of tolerance and bringing
the results of investigative reporting to the world, as it ostensibly does with
shows like Dateline, it summarily fired the guy who leaked this video.
The hypocrisy of the elite continues to amaze.
and Bryant Gumbel Wonder What Is the Internet?
Al Gore (aka Algore) claims he "Took the initiative in
creating the Internet" (begins at 50 seconds)
RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
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