[Air-l] Gopher, RIP?

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Tue Aug 21 09:47:59 PDT 2001

At 08:55 AM 8/21/01 -0700, you wrote:
>It's the start of the semester and my new media class begins with a history
>of the Internet and the various programs and functions which make it up
>(most students only think of the Web and e-mail and perhaps instant
>messaging). As I was putting materials together (always a bit of
>archeological work, it seems), I was wondering if anyone knew of any gopher
>sites that are still active? I know Minnesota as a very minimal gopher site
>still active, as does UIC, but neither includes the "Other Gopher Servers of
>the World" option. Does anyone still use Gopher? I can see how it could
>still be a very useful technology if computing power and bandwidth are an
>issue (and for many it is).

does have a bunch of other gopher sites. very few of them are actually 
alive though.  I know we don't have a main gopher on campus anymore, just 
the departmental ones.

there is also a new veronica version.

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