What is the Infoduct?
The Infoduct is the national or international information network that the
Clinton Administration talks so much about. It was formerly known as the
"Information Superhighway", but the term "Infoduct" is being introduced here
as an alternative to "Info Superhighway" because of the misleading imagery and
bad jokes that it produces.
Infoduct is a play on the word "aqueduct", which is a method or mechanism for
transporting water over long distances in order to be useful. Similarly, the
emerging national or international information network will pipe information
(instead of water) thousands of miles in order to deliver it directly to you
(or whoever requested the information), hence "Infoduct".
The term "Infoduct" is meant to become a direct replacement for the term
1. Name for the planned United States national information network as defined
by the Clinton Administration in the mid-1990's. Previously known as the