An e-mail system developed in 1984 by Tom Jennings, creator of the Fido BBS. It was the first popular method of providing e-mail and file transfer across multiple BBSs. FidoNet, as well as all BBS use, has declined dramatically in the U.S., but FidoNet has also grown in other countries. Today, there are more than 10,000 FidoNet nodes in use around the world, many of which are used to provide an e-mail connection to the Internet. For more information, visit www.fidonet.org.