Apple honors Al Gore on Nobel Prize

Gore, a member of Apple's board of directors, was honored with a simple message on Apple's home page Friday praising his work on climate-change education.

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Apple has dedicated the majority of the free space on its home page to honor company director Al Gore on having received the Nobel Peace Prize earlier Friday.

Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were awarded the coveted prize for their evangelism regarding the causes and effects of climate change. Apple put up a simple message honoring Gore on its site, as well as several news articles about the prize in its "Hot News" section.

The prize also spurred Fake Steve Jobs into a frenzy of posts Friday praising Gore and urging him to run for president in 2008, a notion which the Real Al Gore has downplayed but refused to rule out entirely. "You're like Obi-Wan Kenobi--struck down, you have become more powerful than we could ever have imagined," Fake Steve wrote, just months after a series of posts lamenting a depressed Al Gore loitering on his couch playing Wii, unable to get motivated. Looks like he's doing better these days.