(From the Hawaiian greeting) One of the first functioning networks in the USA, conceived and implimented at the University of Hawaii campus at Manoa. Its purpose was to link the University mainframe computer to client computers located on outer islands at University campuses. Put in place in the early 1970s, it was dubed the Aloha Net. Key punch cards were fed through a reader, and sent over the commercial phone lines.
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