Bart van den Akker Internet is simply a network of networks. the methods change. QUIC will probably eventually replace tcp/ip but we will still have the Internet. I was on BITNET 30 years ago. because gateways were required to exchange email and such, The joke was that BITNET was not the Internet. but in reality it was connected network. BBSs would send messages back and forth to “the internet” through gateways portals allowing one to have a long but functional email address or uucp notation paths. I would consider that on the Internet as it had access. it can get far flung. i remember postcard to email services. was the postcard writer on the internet? i would say yes so long as there was a path.

Bart van den Akker Internet is simply a network of networks.

the methods change.

QUIC will probably eventually replace tcp/ip but we will still have the Internet.

I was on BITNET 30 years ago.

because gateways were required to exchange email and such, The joke was that BITNET was not the Internet.

but in reality it was connected network.

BBSs would send messages back and forth to “the internet” through gateways portals allowing one to have a long but functional email address or uucp notation paths.

I would consider that on the Internet as it had access.

it can get far flung.

i remember postcard to email services.

was the postcard writer on the internet?

i would say yes so long as there was a path.

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