Rethinking the Internet Metaphors : A Call for Critical Optimism and DIY Utopias

Let's have a think about the metaphors we're using to understand the internet. The early dominant spatial metaphors such as "cyberspace", "web", "information superhighway", "virtual village" and - more recently - "cloud" have an implicit vision of what the internet should be. And they have deep political implications. These metaphors reveal intentions and indicate where power is concentrated.

Pierce Myers

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