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Early '90s Synonyms
The Infobahn, the Global Data Highway, and More

Networked communication was known by many names in the 20th century. In searching for data to add to the Early '90s section of Imagining the Internet - a study of the "awe" stage of the digital-information network - we found we had to look for terms other than "internet." They included the following:

Bulletin Board Systems
Computer-Mediated Communication
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Cyberspace
Cybersphere
Cyberculture (and many other words with "cyber")
Data Highway
Digital Culture
Digital Counterculture
Electronic Bulletin Board
Electronic Information System
Electronic Mail Systems
Electronic Meeting Systems
Electronic Publishing
E-mail
Global Data Highway
I-bahn
Infobahn
Information Highway
Information Superhighway
Intergalactic Computer Network
Internet
MOO (MUD - Object-Oriented)
MUD (Multi-User Domain)
MUG (Multi-User Game)
National Information Infrastructure
Newsgroup
Net
Network(ing)
Networked Communications
Network Information Infrastructure
Online (this includes anything online - online education, online business, etc.)
Virtual Communities
Web
World Wide Web
WWW

 

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