Anthes, "Roadwork: Building the Infobahn
," Computerworld, December 26, 1994, pp.
BMW chose to use Sprint's Frame Relay data transport to launch "InfoBahn
," a computer network of all 350 BMW dealerships in the U.S.
Consider such rich but also limiting descriptors as cyberspace, highway (or the bilingual neologism infobahn
), market, space, site, frontier.
Burk, Trademarks Along the Infobahn
: A First Look at the Emerging, Law of Cybermarks, 1 Rich.
A few examples will illustrate the richness of the typological range: swabian, Ausleses (plural), to angst (verb), pretzel-stick, porno-kitsch, ur-hippy, putschist, to kraut out, swinehundt, infobahn
, Mitteleuropean, Mayfest.
An Industry Canada document on the information highway claims that this infobahn
The radio formats on NetRadio include: Cafe Jazz, Christian Hits, Classical, Country, Dance/Urban, Kids, Modern Rock, Pop Hits, Vintage Rock and World/New Age, and information and specialty channels such as National News, Celebrity News, World News, Political News, Infobahn
News, "This Is True, Really?
In "Potholes on the Infobahn
, Hazardous Conditions Ahead?" they outline the problem areas that are emerging as schools connect to the Internet.
A lack of common standards remains a problem; there is a great deal of sunk cost in existing computer hardware; battery technology must improve to enhance computer portability; and despite the coming of the "Infobahn
", telecommunications infrastructure remains a bottleneck.
Source: The Financial Times, March 4 (1996) "A Rickshaw on the Infobahn
" by Martin Mulligan.
The bane of my emotional stability this afternoon was question #7, based on an article entitled "Infobahn
Becoming Preserve of Affluent." The key word being "preserve" -- it doesn't help that everything is functioning as a metaphor for the testing and marking process at large.