People have asked me, Why did you cre­ate BITNET?” Well, the truth­ful answer is I was envi­ous of ARPANET users. They had access to the most excit­ing tech­nol­o­gy at the time. But ARPANET, as you know, was only avail­able to a rel­a­tive­ly small group of devel­op­ers and researchers. And we didn’t know if it would ever be made avail­able to oth­ers.