23 years ago today, Al Gore gave us Whitehouse.gov

Vice-President Al Gore unveiled the “Interactive Citizens’ Handbook”—the first iteration of the WhiteHouse.gov website—on October 20 1994, promising “a place on the information superhighway where people can get needed information about government services and where they can provide immediate feedback to the President”. Check out this video of him “cutting the ribbon”.

See: “Vice President Unveils First Interactive Citizens’ Handbook: Internet Service on White House, Administration Provides Multimedia Electronic Information” [news release], 24 October. Washington, D.C. The White House (Office of the Vice President).

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