Al Gore has been losing sleep for decades over what he claims is the theft of his legacy. No, this is bigger than inventing the Internet. It’s creating the first “Hello, World!” program.
Gore claims that Brian Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie were not the creators of this seminal piece of code.
“I wrote that code,” said Gore. “It was me, and it was way before the Internet. It was my true legacy, and it’s been taken from me, just like the Internet! How are people going to remember me? As Mr. Inconvenient Truth?”
But the controversy doesn’t end there. Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted, “Screw you, World!” I was before any of them. I wrote that code on a punch-card VAX mainframe, and I don’t need to prove it. Everyone knows I’m the only one smart enough. And I called it Screw you, World!”
No matter who wrote it, you can now own the “Screw You, World!” NFT, and you can decide who gets credit.