Much has been made over the past day or so about this article in which Declan McCullagh calls Al Gore to the coals for some claims he made about his role in the success of the Internet. Gore’s exact quote is, “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” McCullagh criticizes Gore pretty harshly in the article, but well known academic Dave Farber has another opinion. As it turns out, Gore was the champion in the Senate for creating NSFnet, which paved the way for commercial involvement on the Internet.