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AP: Gore Site Spawns High-Tech Debate

Apr 10, 1999, 18:08 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martha Mendoza)

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"Vice President Al Gore's attempt to speak nerd-talk to computer programmers has developed into a high-tech faux pas..."

"A message hidden in the programming code for Gore's presidential campaign Web site touts his support for sharing software codes. But the high tech aficionados who went looking behind the scenes found the entire site is built using products from Microsoft Corp..."

"John Witchell, a partner at USWeb who developed Gore's site, said Thursday that in reaction to input from Web site visitors, they are going to shift to a true open source operating system and server in about three months.

"``This was an honest initial attempt,'' said Witchell..."

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