3 Ways to Drive on the Internet Yes, still some mileage left in the \u201cinformation superhighway\u201d metaphor What\u2019s the difference between the current way the Internet works, a typical outsourcing arrangement and the intelligent network that would result from an extreme version of in-the-cloud managed security? Andrew Odlyzko of the University of Minnesota\u2019s Digital \u00adTechnology Center offers this comparison: Current system: You have a car, and the network \u00adprovider maintains the roads. On-the-edge outsourcing: You have a car, and the network provider maintains the roads and changes your oil and filter for you. Intelligent network: Your car becomes a dumb \u00adcarriage pulled by hooks installed under the pavement. It\u2019s safer, but you\u2019re limited in what you can do.\u2013Sarah D. Scalet.