information superhighway

  

Definition

Internet-type global network of computers that, potentially, will connect most of world's individuals, firms, and organizations. It is envisioned to provide very high speed access to information in all forms (text, graphics, audio, video) via a telephone or wireless connection. The term was first used in 1985 by the 45th US Vice President (1993-2001) Al Gore (born 1948) in an American context where every citizen is aimed to be so connected.

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  • With the proper employee connections we have on certain website forums, we can potentially have the power of a information superhighway at our disposal.

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  • You need to be able to use the information superhighway for all that it is worth if you want to be able to keep up.

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  • It was the information superhighway and people could gain access to all kinds of new information that they could not in the past.

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