Soft money makers

Damien Cave talks about the claim that Al Gore "invented the Internet" -- and Katharine Mieszkowski explains why Microsoft shareholders are concerned about "soft money" contributions to political candidates.


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October 21, 2000 12:30AM (UTC)

Each week Janelle Brown, Katharine Mieszkowski and Damien Cave discuss the latest news in the world of technology.

This week Damien Cave corrects a soundbite that we all largely take for granted -- the idea that Al Gore claimed to have "invented the Internet" -- and Katharine Mieszkowski explains why Microsoft shareholders are concerned about "soft money" contributions to political candidates.

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Technology reporters from Salon.com also appear weekly on Beyond Computers, a Public Radio International show, which airs on more than 200 stations around the country. Every week Beyond Computers explores the pervasive influence of technology on humanity -- from family, beauty and art, to law, politics and the environment. On the show, our writers give their opinionated takes on the biggest technology stories of the week.


Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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Damien Cave

Damien Cave is an associate editor at Rolling Stone and a contributing writer at Salon.

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