John Hoag, communications coordinator for BARRNet, the Bay Area Regional Research Network, who began computer networking in 1986, says, "I met more people on-line inside a month than I met in the past ten years." Have modem, will travel.
John Hoag from BARRNet thinks virtual communities will survive even if commercial interests dominate the data superhighway.
Internet presently includes BITNET, Arpanet, MILitary NETwork, CSNet, NSFNET, BARRNet
, CICNet, JvNet, Merit, MIDNet, NEARNet, NYSERNet, OARNet, PREPNet, Sesquinet, SURANet, WESTNet, and many others.