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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1992 Jan;74(1 Suppl):9-13.

A guide to the use of electronic bulletin boards.

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  • 1Princess Alexandra Hospital, RAF Wroughton, Swindon.


Data transfer between distant computers is potentially a rapid and efficient method of gathering and disseminating information. Bulletin Boards can coordinate this activity but their benefit is proportional to the number of users. The initial telephonic connection between computers and the subsequent data transfer is complex; this review attempts to explain some of the theory and problems involved.

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