Usenet Newsgroups Created / BITNET Created
Backbone:50Kbps ARPANET, Hosts:162*
Usenet, a decentralized news group network, was created by Steve Bellovin.
It was based on UUCP. The creation of BITNET, "Because It's Time Network,"
by IBM, introduced the "store and forward" network.
It was used for email and listservs.
* Total hosts during this year is an estimate