During his opening banter while interviewing Al Gore at the SXSW Interactive festival this afternoon Wall Street Journal tech journalist Walt Mossberg recalled his old days with Gore, inspiring
Gore to wax nostalgic about his days in the House when he was focused on energy and the environment and then technology, and how Mossberg was simultaneously covering those beats. It almost sounded as
if Gore was about to quip that Mossberg was the one who invented the Internet, but we know the urban legends associated with that one.
That said, Gore did throw a bone
to Mossberg’s decision to continue covering technology, noting, “That appears to have stuck.”