Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2002
Robert Boyd Skipper
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.