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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2002

Robert Boyd Skipper
Pages 83-88

Objects in Space As Metaphor for the Internet

Despite the apparent aptness of the spatial model for Internet concepts, I will try to show that the paradigm is in fact very misleading and unnatural First, I argue that Cyberspace lacks the central features that constitute a space. Then I show that the metaphor creates a poor conceptual model that yields false or misleading conclusions about how Cyberspace functions.

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