What happened to the term “information superhighway” to describe the web?
Any ideas? Because I haven’t a clue.
Wikipedia says the following:
The information superhighway or infobahn was a popular term used through the 1990s to refer to digital communication systems and the Internet telecommunications network. It is associated with United States Senator and later Vice-President Al Gore.
Urban Dictionary gives a hypothetical example of the term being used in speech:
"I just spent the afternoon cruising the Information Superhighway!"
That was nineties code for a porn browsing fest. Not that I would know anything about that.
In the UK, I remember the term “information superhighway” was used by the ditzy blonde in a Philadephia (cheese spread) commercial at some point in the late 1990s.
She was a card, wasn’t she? I wonder what happened to her.