information superhighway


Definition of information superhighway

: a telecommunications infrastructure or system (as of television, telephony, or computer networks) used for widespread and usually rapid access to information especially : internet

called also infobahn, information highway

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Recent Examples on the Web The information superhighway, as it was once called, has led to a digital Tower of Babel. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Streaming TV and movies became a flood in 2020. But that comes at a cost," 14 Dec. 2020 And without any option to just type in a generalized URL via the PS5 interface, the User's Guide is of limited use for surfing the information superhighway (as all the hippest '90s kids would say). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The PlayStation 5 has a hidden Web browser; here’s how to find it," 11 Nov. 2020 Any band would rather be on the road – Sidewalk Prophets included – but because that’s now nearly impossible, Frey and company decided to get on the information superhighway instead. Chris Varias, The Enquirer, "Sidewalk Prophets get creative with 'The Things That Got Us Here"," 9 Aug. 2020 And while that option remains very much intact, technological advances have elevated libraries to an information superhighway. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s what’s new at Friendswood library," 8 June 2020 Ellis County is on its way to becoming the next major crossroads on the information superhighway. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Google and Compass are making Ellis County a digital hub," 6 May 2020 The information superhighway began to look more perilous than ever. Christine Biederman, WIRED, "Inside’s Vicious Battle With the Feds," 18 June 2019 The spring 2020 catalog features more than 200 classes, including deep water aquacise, meditation and navigating the information superhighway. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio Oasis opens new, larger center promoting better lifestyles for 50-plus," 21 Jan. 2020 But perhaps running video games with super-complex graphics over the information superhighway isn't the best thing for a tiny Chromecast the size of your thumb. Evelina Nedlund, CNN, "Some Google Stadia customers say their Chromecasts are overheating," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of information superhighway

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Information superhighway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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