Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Information highway
The information superhighway is a now-obsolete term that was used to describe the future of what existed up until the mid-1990s as the Internet (for the early state of the Internet, see Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog).
Nam June Paik, a 20th century South Korean born American video artist, claims to have coined the term in 1974. "I used the term (information superhighway) in a study I wrote for the Rockefeller Foundation in 1974. I thought: if you create a highway, then people are going to invent cars. That's dialectics. If you create electronic highways, something has to happen." [1] The term was popularized by former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore in the early 1990s. [2], [3]

See also

Al Gore's contributions to the internet and technology
National Information Infrastructure
The Superhighway Summit

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