Book Chapter

Crashes along the super highway: the information continuum

R Sloggett, Lyndon Ormond-Parker

Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities | AIATSIS Research Publications | Published : 2013


When the term ‘information superhighway’ was coined in the mid-1990s, it was a metaphor for both the speed with which information could be transmitted and accessed in electronic form, and the speed with which the technology for this transmission and access was changing. Optimism about increased access to and democratisation of information often belies the complications associated with internet protocol negotiations, commercialised product, rapid and often incompatible developments in hardware and software, and ultimately the transient and ephemeral nature of digitised and born-digital information. Add to this the complex technical issues relating to the ..

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