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Old 10. Dec 2009, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Remember Gopher?

Have you ever used the gopher protocol to search?

Yes it's a name from the past, but it's still alive and kicking!!!
The main search database was named Veronica, a play on the
Archie FTP search of the time.
Veronica could get you text documents from almost anywhere
while the other database, Jughead was limited to a single server.

Today, Veronica has been revived as Veronica-2 and in case you didn't know it...
most browsers (at least for the time being) support the gopher protocol.

If you've never used it, give it a try, experience some nostalgia,
it's not a modern multimedia experience, but it is a window into the past
and how things were done back then.

Here is the link to get you started on your journey into the past:
gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/v2
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Can't get this link for Gopher to work, or find anything else meaningful to replace it with

Help anyone?
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This link outlines what browsers support gopher as well as additional gateways and other information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_%28protocol%29

This link looks just like the gopher site, but ported to (http)
http://gopher.floodgap.com/gopher/gw
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Thanks!
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Here is the link to get you started on your journey into the past:
gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/v2
Reminds of the early days of google back in 1995.

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Old 19. Dec 2009, 08:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CNET TV ran a show on "Surfing the Web like it's 1991 with Gopher"

That's how I found out about running Gopher today.
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