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Al Gore addressed the International Telecommunications Union on this day in 1994.  He said, "The Global Information Infrastructure will help educate our children and allow us to exchange ideas within a community and among nations."  President Clinton had asked Vice President Gore to handle the "information highway" thing.  Republicans called the "Internet Thing" another example of the Democrats Tax-and-Spend waste.   Within four years, the "Internet Thing" would be what it is today: our lifeline to information, both true and untrue.

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You cannot separate yourself from humanity even if you want to.  You live in it, for it, and together with it.  We are all created for interaction and communication with each other, but this is impossible without self-denial.

-- Marcus Aurelius


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