Look Who's Stuck In The Slow Lane

It was just a joke, though a telling one. When Vice-President Al Gore gathered key industry executives for his Superhighway Summit in January, talk-show host Dick Cavett got up to welcome the group--and delivered his remarks in fluent Japanese. But he soon abruptly stopped, peered into the audience, and broke up the crowd with a crack about how he hadn't expected to see so many Americans there.

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