Vaughan's Blacknet is linked to Fidonet
, which is also linked to AfroNet, a group of nationwide black-owned BBSs'.
It not only provides the FidoNet
astronomy messages but also features the astronomy- and space-related Usenet "newsgroups." These areas are a powerful subset of the resources available through a connection to the Internet.
systems automatically contact each other at night--when phone rates are low--to exchange conference postings and electronic mail messages.
By reading the messages from people in the "Living with AIDS" forum on CompuServe, or the "Ask a Cop" area on a Fidonet
BBS, you will be reading comments by people intimately involved in the subject.
Compatible systems include FidoNet
, and numerous strategies are emerging for connecting to Internet (3, 4).
More sophisticated accounts describe networking of CD-ROM databases at the Apple Computer library or communications through the electronic network, Fidonet
The articles are also gatewayed to the Fidonet
ABLED conference where over 400 computer bulletin boards allow anyone with a modem to reach out to other handicapped/disabled people in many, many countries." (McGarry, 1989)
: An older system, where Bulletin Board Services shared files and e-mail via telephone.
Tunisia is the only Arab country with all four forms of extended internet connectivity (Bitnet, IP, UUCP and Fidonet
Certain boards are connected to larger networks, such as Internet, Fidonet
or ADAnet, which allow files to be shared and messages to be posted among a large number of bulletin boards.
The first is a Fidonet
network of Zimbabwean machines comprising MANGO, HEALTHNET and ESANET subnets.
The board carries local discussion groups, FidoNet
echoes, some USENET newsgroups, and is an Apple Licensed Software Distributor.