The word cyberia, oftentimes used synonymously to cyberspace, might have been coined by writer ↑Douglas Rushkoff, see his book “Cyberia: Life in the trenches of hyperspace” (↵Rushkoff 1994). Alas, the term popped up at least three times more in the very same year: On 12 January 1994 Interplay released Xatric Entertainment Inc.’s action-adventure ↑computergame Cyberia for the DOS-platform. Additionally, according to Jonathan Duffy’s BBC-News article ↑Will internet cafés survive 10 more years? on 02 September 1994 “what is widely believed to be the UK’s first internet café, Cyberia, opened in a back street in London’s West End.” And just to make the confusion complete: ↑Arturo Escobar‘s article “Welcome to Cyberia. Notes on the anthropology of cyberculture” (↵Escobar 1994), very influential within ↵sociocultural anthropology, and seminal to ↵cyberanthropology, was published in the June 1994 issue of ↑Current Anthropology.
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