Back when the ‘answer’ was being handed to us via NeXTSTEP. Full text indexing of all the
Kind of funny how Digital and NeXT among others missed that boat.
I’ve hacked Altavista desktop search to be publicially available, but I’ve never managed
to build a NeXT public search tool thing via gopher. Speaking of, I do host a gopher
site, and I do get a fair bit of traffic, although I think it’s mostly crawlers, and
people looking for exploits/warez – I’d imagine people running public FTP servers see the
same kind of nonsense.
gopher2_3.1 builds somewhat easily on 64bit Linux, and even works! … Although I’m not sure
that anyone else needs to or really wants to join the gopherspace.
From: Michael Kjörling
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:33 PM
Subject: [COFF] On the rise and fall of Gopher
The EFF just published an article on the rise and fall of Gopher on
their Deeplinks blog.
"Gopher: When Adversarial Interoperability Burrowed Under the
I thought it might be of interest to people here.
Michael Kjörling • https://michael.kjorling.se
“Remember when, on the Internet, nobody cared that you were a dog?”
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