The creation of the internet was the work of many people. Here's a link to a history written by some of the biggest names in the development of the internet. They acknowledge Gore's contribution, as one of the first politicians to realize the value of these communication networks:<quoted text>
Oh wow. What a big difference. He actually said "I took the initiative in creating the internet." LOL!
"In 1988, a National Research Council committee, chaired by Kleinrock and with Kahn and Clark as members, produced a report commissioned by NSF titled "Towards a National Research Network". This report was influential on then Senator Al Gore, and ushered in high speed networks that laid the networking foundation for the future information superhighway."