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BITNET

A network cooperative that predated wide use of the Internet. It allowed universities that joined and purchased modems to share information with each other. Formed between Yale and the City University of New York in 1981, it was used by many universities worldwide during the 1980s. By the mid-1990s, however, it had largely disintegrated.
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The BITNET of Things means that all the tire knows how to do is talk to the central system, and all those services have to be implemented by Goodyear centrally.
Bitnet said its team's understanding of the airline ecosystem has informed the design of the Bitnet platform.
At the moment Bitnet is in the process of releasing its platform and forming the sales, marketing and customer supports teams and has plans to open new offices in continental Europe and Asia, according to the statement.
Compared to the speed of today's Internet connections, the BITNET network was extraordinarily slow.
Unfortunately, little can be done quickly about this problem since, historically, both BITNET and USENET have depended on "store-and-forward" networking technology rather than the faster "packet-switched" technology used on Internet.
Other people choose to submit articles via the FIDO, BITNET, and Usenet networks.
BitNet has brought in interactive HPC and big data solutions for education, energy, defence, and broadcasting companies all over Turkey.
By the mid-1980s, a university staff member's business card had special cachet if it listed both BITNET and Internet e-mail addresses.
New ways of linking authors more directly to readers have developed as networks such as the Internet and Bitnet often replace the formal role of vendors, distributors, or publishers.
Richard Griscom's "Bibliography for MLA Networkers," offered in conjunction with his presentation at the 1991 Music Library Association national meeting in Indianapolis, emphasizes BITNET (a logical emphasis considering the Music Library Association Mailing List is a BITNET LISTSERV list) and, while many of the cited sources are still useful, others have been superseded.(2) The 1992 issue of the annual Computing in Musicology: A Directory of Research contains "Using Networks in Musical Research: Tutorial and Forum."(3) For the novice, the information offered in the tutorial will not be a sufficient introduction to network use.
The Political Science Research and Teaching list (PSRT-L) is a moderated electronic discussion list on the Bitnet computer network (part of the internet).