Al Gore to get award for internet work
Vint Cerf, undisputedly one of the Internet's key inventors, will give Gore a lifetime achievement award at a June 6 ceremony of the Webby Awards in New York.
"He is indeed due some thanks and consideration for his early contributions," Cerf said.
Gore, who boasted in a CNN interview he "took the initiative in creating the Internet," was only 21 when the Internet was born out of a Pentagon project.
But after joining Congress eight years later, he promoted high-speed telecommunications for economic growth and supported funding increases for the then-fledging network, according to the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which presents the annual awards.
He popularized the term "information superhighway" as vice president.