http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/05/business/worldbusiness/05BROA.html?8hpib Aggressive government involvement is cited as main reason for S. Korea's rapid digital transformation. Suddenly Al Gore's dream of a federal "Information Superhighway" project to match his dad's Interstate Highway project doesn't seem like such a bad idea. And yes people, Al Gore "helped create" the Internet as we know it today. That's all he ever claimed. He never said the word "invent", any more than hid dad "built" the Interstate Highways with his own hands. But that doesn't mean that sponsoring a program in Congress and getting the full might of the federal government behind it isn't a significant contribution. It's huge, and Gore's contribution was huge. He was the only national leader focusing on the internet when most people, including most business leaders, didn't have Gore's vision of the potential of the internet. In fact they thought Gore focusing so much of his energy on a potential "Internet Superhighway" was downright nutty. If Gore's full vision of even more government involvement had been implemented, we'd probably all be better off today.