Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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."  The term was popularized by former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore in the early 1990s. , 
Al Gore's contributions to the internet and technology
National Information Infrastructure
The Superhighway Summit
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