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  • By: Art Ramirez
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

BITNET, an acronym that stands for “Because It's Time Network,” is a network of universities, colleges, and other academic institutions that was a predecessor to today's Internet—as was ARPANET, a defense and research network. Although crude by today's standards, the purpose ...

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