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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.
If one computer along the store-and-forward chain lacks the resources to handle a 300 Kbyte file (which is the official limit for BITNET files |LaQuey 1990, p.
As noted earlier, the Handicap Digest was only distributed on BITNET. However, in the last year there have been other means of accessing the Digest established.
BitNet operates intimately with key academic researchers from across the world; partners with leading organizations, including Airbus, Austria Institute of Technology; and participates in many leading research programmes like Horizon 2020, Eranet and Eureaka.
He surveyed eighty-five academic users of Comserve, a communications electronic discussion group on Bitnet, to discover factors influencing their willingness to contribute articles to scholarly electronic journals.
In a broader sense non-TCP/IP networks such as BITNET, which have developed special gateway connections to allow for the exchange of information, might also be said to be part of the Internet.
The second was implementation of an e-mail network based on BITNET. Each professor would have direct microcomputer access to all others on the network.
For instance, a researcher using NSFNET, ARPANET and BITNET, which links many universities, must remember at least three different personal codes and password -- and the appropriate "address" for a person receiving a message at the other end.
So, here's how to subscribe--which is the same for most BITNET listservs; BITNET is a network that is part of the Internet, and one that operates many listservs.