On Tue, Aug 1, 2023 at 12:28 PM Grant Taylor via COFF <coff(a)tuhs.org> wrote:
On 8/1/23 10:55 AM, Dan Cross wrote:
Interesting. I don't really get the point of
the Gopher revival, to be
sure, I get
that people want non-graphical, non-ad-laden content,
but it sure seems like you could get something like that with the
web just using a text-mode browser like `lynx` or even `links` and
something like `gomarkdown`.
Presumably people are creating new content to use in the newer Gopher
So if people are creating new content, why can't they create the same
content in simple no-add HTML.
Exactly. There are even pre-baked things one could put together that
would serve much the same purpose. Going back to gopher et al seem
like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. A small HTTP server
that serves a little subtree of files on some random port and
automatically renders markdown or something into trivial HTML is
really all one needs.
the people who want to use Fidonet as an "alternative"
to email. I mean, one can use the same protocols in parallel with
the mainstream services.
I was pawing at FidoNet (or other FTNs) as an alternative to SMTP
specifically because it was not SMTP.
Tell that to the Fidonet people. :-)
Not that anything's wrong with SMTP to prevent
it's use. My interest is
in the form of avoiding a single protocol failure.
I don't see what the protocol has to do with it, but sure.
- Dan C.