Lobbying for Tollbooths and Speed Bumps on Our Information Superhighway

    Back in the infancy of the Internet Age, our hippest policy wonks orated endlessly about the emerging “information superhighway.”

    But that mouthful of a moniker would soon fall out of fashion. Anyone today who talks about the “information superhighway” comes across as a hopelessly uncool 1990s throwback. The irony here? If we truly treated the Internet as a “superhighway,” maybe we wouldn’t find ourselves in the online mess that now envelops us.

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