- "The Net is made is made up of thousands of hubs like this. Data and programs of every type imaginable pass through here."
|Points of Interest||Progress Bar, City Towers|
|Behind the scenes|
The Net has massive buildings that dwarf its citizens, with binary code on billboards and random spam email which is shown in every program's eyesight. The city houses millions of programs, created by users from all walks of life. The inhabitants are diverse, including data pushers, compilers, and simple citizen programs.
The upper city district of The Net has a fully installed security suite of blue-circuited ICPs who take time to deploy. It has three City Towers (presumed to be I/O Towers), a tram that carries visitors across a gap near the City Towers, and consoles that programs use to access a hologram of the city's map.
The lower city district is the most dangerous. It contains Z-Lots and Rector Scripts who harass any program they can find. More consoles with holographic maps are found here, as well as a working I/O Node and the district's biggest feature, the popular Progress Bar. The entrance to the bar has a short bridge crossing a large but shallow pool of energy.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Though a city of circuited geometric towers was seen from above in TRON, The Net is the first major metropolis to be explored in detail in the TRON franchise. Despite the MCP's self-reported infiltration of outside systems, it also represents the property's first mention of the Internet by name.
- The city's alternate name is a reference to ethernet hubs, devices with multiple I/O ports which allow ethernet devices to connect and act as single networks. Over time, ethernet hubs have largely been replaced in computing by network switches.