In the beginning, maps were fiction. We perceived our world as myths defined by
belief not geography. Maps of these imagined worlds came in many shapes and sizes,
but they all mixed the unreal with snippets of the real world. The process of mapping
the real world was one of going from geographies of ideas to maps of real geography.
On the Internet, we will pursue a reverse path: maps of the Internet will progress
from our current maps of network topologies to maps of virtual worlds that we build,
maps of ideas and thoughts.