graeme_p - 6:43 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Al Gore never said he invented the internet. He claimed credit that he appears to deserve. To quote Vint Cerf:
As Vice President Gore promoted building the Internet both up and out, as well as releasing the Internet from the control of the government agencies
that spawned it. He served as the major administration proponent for continued investment in advanced computing and networking and private sector initiatives such as Net Day.
As for Xerox, they seem to be just yet another company in trouble that has become a patent troll. They deserve credit for all the stuff developed at PARC, but its their own fault they failed to commercialise it successfully (and they did benefit from what Apple commercialised).