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BITNET

Because It’s There Network (alternatively, Because It’s Time Network). A university-based information network of historic interest, which was founded in 1981 at the City University of New York and Yale as a point-to-point "store and forward" system. When its use peaked in 1991, it had extended to 500 organisations and 3000 nodes. With the rapid growth of internet TCP/IP systems in the 1990s, BITNET was rapidly abandoned.
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The two major computer networks that emerged in the early 1980s, ARPAnet and BITNET, were accessible only to a select few in the early years when resources were scarce and expensive.
Because networks like BITNET, USENET, and Internet are accessed by so many different operating systems and terminal types, it sometimes seems that WANS will always have to appeal to the lowest common technological denominator and, therefore, will never be able to support any character sets other than ASCII.
If a person has access to a current account on a university computer system that is connected to BITNET, he/she can access the Handicap Digest directly.
Thus it is possible to read EMUSIC-L, a BITNET LISTSERV list, using a news reader under the category bit.
representatives are exploring the potential establishment of an electronic connection between TNT and the AppleLink network through BITNET.
Once the notes were sent from Sussex they were queued" to pass through the RAL gateway to BITNET.
For users on BITNET or UUCP systems who cannot make direct connections to other computers these mail servers are the only way to transfer files without access to FlY.
In the Summer of 1984, Rick Lesniak, then leader of the Software Development Group of the University Computing Services (UCS) staff at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY/Buffalo), heard about BITNET and began investigating what was necessary for SUNY/Buffalo to join.
This guide can be requested from either a BITNET server or an Internet address.
A free bulletin board (ISAAC) is available to all faculty with access to a personal computer using a modem and a toll-free number or BITNET, INTERNET or ARPANET communications.
For BITNET users and internetters who do not have an ftp capability, use LISTSERV at CERN.