The Internet is Not a Super Highway: Using Metaphors to Communicate Information and Communications Policy

@article{Osenga2013TheII,
  title={The Internet is Not a Super Highway: Using Metaphors to Communicate Information and Communications Policy},
  author={K. Osenga},
  journal={Journal of Information Policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={30}
}
  • K. Osenga
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Information Policy
  • Do metaphors influence our information policy preferences? Professor Osenga thinks so, which makes it especially important to choose the right one, as a metaphor is often the primary tool the general public uses to understand information policy. Using a five-point rubric, she evaluates, among others, understanding the Internet as " tubes, " " highway, " " space (cyberspace), " " coffee shop/bar " and " cloud. " Osenga finds them all lacking in important ways. However, she believes the metaphor… CONTINUE READING
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