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The number of BBSs multiply in 1979

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According to the December, 1979 issue of Byte magazine (Volume 4, Number 12, page 103) , the number of BBSs online reach nearly 60 systems online! Just one year prior, in 1978, there were only 3 BBSs online! Of course, this growth will continue until its peak in 1994 where Infoworld magazine (September 5, 1994, Volume 16, number 36, page 52) estimated that there were 60,000 BBSes in the United States that served 17 million users. 

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Here's another interesting graph found at textfiles.com - FidoNet Nodes side by side with BBS Listings quantified..What do you think of the accuracy?

 

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