From the archive: ‘Latterly, there has been a growing sense that the Internet phenomenon is all hype and no substance’

From the archive: ‘Latterly, there has been a growing sense that the Internet phenomenon is all hype and no substance’
Web users surf the net at an internet café in the mid-1990s Picture: Jonathan Elderfield

What is the internet? Carissa Casey set out to explain the now-ubiquitous computer network, back when it still seemed it might be no more than a flash in the pan

The internet is the nearest thing we have today to an information superhighway. It is an inter-network of computers which spans the globe and can be accessed easily and relatively cheaply.

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