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Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Ben Collver

My perspective: Technically, gemini and gopher aren't that great. Socially, it is exciting to see gemini space growing so fast. Spiritually, it does my heart good to see still-warm embers of creative, non-commercial, participatory Inte

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: meff

🤷 I've always prefered to work with worlds that are than worlds that could have. The horrors of a world that could have been could be many times worse than the horrors that are. I was young but also there in those early web design days

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

Trouble is that I prefer that nightmare to the current one of CSS that is only properly supported by the Firefox or Chrome rendering engines. From my limited experience of sites that might be 'small internet' inspired, it's very hit-and-m

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 4 Days 12 Hours ago by: dunne

I've described my own interest in the "small internet" as being influenced by nostalgia (many times, in fact), but I do worry that that's a bit reductive. For instance, the folks designing for the small web happily embrace CSS, and I'm

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: rek2 hispagatos

Thanks for posting this, I agree I seen even here in usenet a lot of people joining everyday, also my gemini blog visits are incrementing and such, I still need to add a presence in gopher tho. On 2022-05-18, Plain Text <text@sdfeu.org> w

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

Some months ago I wrote an article on a German Ubuntu wiki and explained how to operate a finger server and client.

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Szczezuja.space

[...] It's true, I've done such way, from Gemini to Gopher. Gemini takes much of the attention, and has many active projects and developers. But it's natural way to rediscover Gopher and other small-net protocols like for eg. Finger.

Re: Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

Some technical interested people like it and operate servers. That might be the reason.

Gopher seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Plain Text

The following question from a current thread on Hacker News … Is there a reason why gopher is seeing a resurgence in the tech sphere? … got already some nice answers, I think. For instance: There's a resurgence in general aga

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: meff

Thanks for the recs. I'll take a look.

Re: A positive surprise that Gopher is still working (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Szczezuja.space

Yes, I was thinking the same. Small-net is usually considered not to be business-friendly; because there is not much of what you can earn (advertising, tracking, etc.). And this is such an interesting novelty. To reach a group playing re

Re: A positive surprise that Gopher is still working (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: lunchboxhero

Thanks for sharing, I thought this was very cool to see. I am a relatively new user to all things “smol” being born shortly after gopher was released. Your links brought a few questions to mind regarding the use of gopher (and Usene

A positive surprise that Gopher is still working

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: Szczezuja.space

Interesting link from one blog that I have in my reader. The author notes that one company is posting a link to Gopher in its Twitter post. The co-founder of the retro hand-held company uses Gopher to communicate information about his new p

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Erin

Wow. The sidebar listing all resources available via visited ones hierarchically makes navigating Gopherspace quite intuitive. Thanks! From the page:

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Erin

S. R. Ranganathan and Faceted search might be a name and topic to start looking, coming from either side, historically or current UX metaphor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._R._Ranganathan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faceted_search

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

Little Gopher Client. For Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X: http://runtimeterror.com/tools/gopher/

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

I guess the web and Gopher do act the same in that respect, but when you add links in a HTML document the enforced tree structure that the Wikipedia page talks about breaks down. Of course you can also serve HTML pages over Gopher, but th

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Dennis Boone

Hmm, I don't have a handy suggestion. Some large libraries have collections of library science materials; if you have such a library near you, finding those shelf areas and looking for cataloging materials there might be a start. I suspe

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: meff

Are there resources/books explaining the "UX motivation" behind cataloging systems? Your post is a great insight into early hypertext organization thanks.

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Erin

Mosaic from like 25 years ago might have it, too? It seems to be installable as snap (haven't tried it myself): https://snapcraft.io/mosaic Good old times when the Web predominately served well structured text documents :) HTML3 f

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dennis Boone

I meant to comment previously that building maps was often not the way gopher was served. In many cases we did just drop files in a directory. De

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: Szczezuja.space

This is a very interesting observation. I didn't use that old Gopher clients but I'm thinking that way of presenting full tree could be in conflict with the base idea of Gophermaps - to be bandwidth efficient. It could takes long time, an

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: Erin

We like to get lost in either, I guess. I always found the idea of bidirectional links fascinating, though it'd be difficult for popular pages to present all the in-links somehow. I see; we could have all the texts in one directory

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Erin

gopher://gopher.quux.org/1/Software/Gopher/screenshots Sorry to have the link wrong. Plural got lost in my original post. gopher://gopher.quux.org/g/Software/Gopher/screenshots/konqueror-tree.gif gopher://gopher.quux.org/g/Software/Go

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dennis Boone

In Gopher, a thing you retrieve from the server is either a menu or a file of some sort. (Searches produce menus.) During the heyday of Gopher, HTML wasn't particularly common (or well supported in clients, iirc) in Gopherspace, though i

Re: Gopher expandable hierarchy (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

In short, you need to have a new directory to add a gophermap, whereas on the web you can put all the web pages of your website in one directory and just make the heirachy of sub-pages visible to users within the web pages in some non-sta

Gopher expandable hierarchy

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Erin

| It offers some features not natively supported by the Web and imposes | a much stronger hierarchy on the documents it stores. | Gopher's hierarchical structure provided a platform for the first | large-scale electronic library connec

Re: Gopher CLI/TUI for GNU/Linux? (thread)

comp.infosystems.gopher

Posted: 26 Days ago by: Ben Collver

There's also lynx, which you can run in TermUX on Android. For TermUX, i like Unexpected Keyboard from F-Droid.

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