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Old 07-26-16, 11:57 AM
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When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Someone at my office today floated the whole phrase 'surfing the information superhighway' unironically. It felt really odd and everyone in the room probably tuned out and reflected on Cable Guy or something. It was like the 1990s all over again. It's like this phrase came out to describe the internet to newcomers and now that we're on the same page, has been retired. Odd to hear it again.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Today, while reading this thread.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

I was using AOL and my 9600 baud modem to travel cyberspace looking at hot links on the information superhighway...
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

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Today, while reading this thread.
Sorry
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Originally Posted by Pointyskull View Post
I was using AOL and my 9600 baud modem to travel cyberspace looking at hot links on the information superhighway...
...clicking the "what's cool" button on Mosaic.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
Someone at my office today floated the whole phrase 'surfing the information superhighway' unironically. It felt really odd and everyone in the room probably tuned out and reflected on Cable Guy or something. It was like the 1990s all over again. It's like this phrase came out to describe the internet to newcomers and now that we're on the same page, has been retired. Odd to hear it again.
Was this someone over the age of 55?
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

How old was this co-worker? They might be a hoot to hang with to hear more gems like this.

eta: Damn you bunkaroo. Just beat me to it.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

My brother-in-law uses phrases like this all the time.
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My brother-in-law uses phrases like this all the time.
As a joke, or seriously?
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

The computer trade journals back in the 1990s were filled with all kinds of buzz words and jargon that now sounds woefully obsolete.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

I think it's called the "TMI superhighway" now.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Do people say superhighway?

I still get teased saying 'freeway' in the Midwest.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
As a joke, or seriously?
seriously, he'll say "inter webs" "world wide web" and other strange phrases that nobody uses. Great guy, just talks weird.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

"double-you, double-you, double-you,.... DOT,..."
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

When I bought this book that made me rich

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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
"double-you, double-you, double-you,.... DOT,..."
Better than the people that can't seem to get that third double-you out.

double-you, double-you, DOT,...
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
I still get teased saying 'freeway' in the Midwest.
It was easier to start saying "highway" than to explain what a freeway is.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Stall #3, 2:25 pm Saturday, March 22nd, 2014. Cloudy skies with a 30% have of rain. Humidity 60%. Conditions were just right, then I heard it....."Information Superhighway" - then a splash.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

I heard somebody say "Web 2.0" the other day and it was equally jarring.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

The information superhighway is traveled by horse-drawn carriages.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Very talented horse, to draw carriages that pretty.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

It's the kind of term I might actually use unironically but in a very specific and contextual setting.

But I can't remember the last time I heard it.
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

Last time I heard the term "information superhighway" was from Al Gore before everyone settled on "internet."
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Re: When was the last time you heard the phrase 'information superhighway'?

I believe that it's a series of tubes.

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