From Felipe T. Dorado@2:345/702 to Todos on Wed Sep 20 22:33:46 2000
Hola Todos :)
De la introducción a k12net:
Tom Jennings and his friends started to tinker with the
initial concept of networking home microcomputers back in 1985.
Their "FIDOnet" began as two computers which were programmed to
"call" each other across the country in the middle of the night
(when phone rates are lowest) to exchange highly compressed messages
for maximum economy. The concept worked well! Within a few months,
hundreds of others had joined this "network". Now, a mere five
years later, FIDOnet consists of some 10,000 "electronic Bulletin
Board Systems" (BBS's) in 50+ countries throughout the world. It is
growing at a mind-boggling, ever-accelerating rate because more and
more individuals and schools are beginning to discover just how easy
and inexpensive it is to set up and operate their very own
"grassroots" BBS which can share a "critical mass" that is
international in scope. As a result, there may already be dozens
of NO-fee FIDOnetBBS's accessible to you RIGHT NOW in your local
calling area with more coming every week! Perhaps what is most
significant about this "revolution" is that Tom Jennings and his
friends never "planned" on this size, diversity or dynamism. (They
probably never dreamed this would happen!) Their contribution was
the basic technical concept of FIDOnet and, of course, the "early"
system software to get it all started. It was the "market
forces"---the vast numbers of sysops and users subsequently joining
and using the network---that caused its structure and content to
"evolve" to what it has today. The international scope,
sophistication and complexity of the FIDOnetwork as well as the
plethora of inexepensive and (mostly) free state-of-the-art
FIDOnet-standard system software and utilities available now is the
result of the collective "tinkering" of thousands of minds over tens
of thousands of man-hours--without any centralized planning or
control other than a subscription to a basic set of technical
standards. The forces of supply and demand have been the only real
governing factors! Tom and his friends "planted a seed" which has
grown into an immense "forest" of vast diversity and energy that
has evolved its own "ecology". FIDOnet has changed the world!
Si alquien tiene interés le traduzco lo que necesite.
Bueno, pero, ¿cómo es que a Tom Jennings se le ocurrió eso de conectar dos ordenadores?