n. The underlying hardware and software that supports a large-scale computer system or network (information + infrastructure).

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"Building the infostructure: Monumental investments are being made to develop and enhance the information superhighways. In the United States, a total of between $ 100 billion and $ 500 billion is being committed over the next several years to extend and upgrade competing information handling modes."
—Graham T.T. Molitor, "Trends and forecasts for the new millenium," The Futurist

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