The Information Superhighway Metaphor:

Internet law decisions and commentary from a decade ago frequently speak of the Internet as the “Information Superhighway.” My sense is that the metaphor is no longer in much use, and I wonder if wireless Internet access killed it. If Internet access is everywhere, there’s no room for a highway: the sense of a bulky passageway doesn’t work anymore. Or maybe the problem is that we no longer log on to the Internet using a dial-up modem? The noise made by dial-up modems did seem a little like ramping up onto something moving.