Gopher, or the new web (not really)


I recall thinking when I first started reading about the WWW back in the day (I’m thinking ’91), that it sounded a lot like gopher.

Then a few years ago, in 2009, OmniGroup announced that it had incorporated gopher support into the latest version of OmniWeb (5.9.2). I wondered at the time if there were any gopher servers still running. I think I may have tried to test it against U. Minn but I forget any of the details.

Well, a new gopher site has come online. Or rather, an old one has come back online. I couldn’t check it out on my iphone but just now I tried it out with OW6 and it works fine.

Kind of fun.