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Subject: [gopher] Re: An alternate gopher-driven universe?
From: Matthew Holevinski <eylusion@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:02:16 -0500
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

But beyond markup languages, see the key to doing extraordinary things
is to keep
things simple, when our home machines are as powerful as HAL (not the
gopher server
the computer from space odyssey :P) And we are actually able to talk
to our computers
and say something like hey computer send an email to my friend xyz
reminding them of
the fishing trip this weekend, and then the computer does it without
any more intervention.

let's say you said something like Computer go purchase ebook abc and
begin to recite it
to me, if the entire interwebz was basically text based semi-gopher
servers, it would be much
easier for the machine to archive and parse all the servers it could
find menu systems and
and text links, as apposed to trillions of images, billions of movies,
quadrillions of audio files,
poorly written websites that contain nothing but high level markup
script that would almost
impossible for it to parse without actually having the human brain to
look at what the website
looks like as apposed to just looking at the code.

So in my opinion the simpler we can keep everything that we hold
valuable in this world
the easier it will be to do more amazing stuff with those items.

Hey on a side note, Cam are u running an AIX server, i thought i might
of seen somewhere
where you were running one, i think the old IBM aix boxes had a gopher
demon, and I got one
on my desk i just setup and i actually found a monitor to plug up to
it so I can see what's going on
now as for the BNC connection in the back... well... I wonder if I can
forward all tcp traffic out of the
serial port :D


On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wro=
>> That is some crazy stuff...
> It does make some interesting points, though. The one I found particularl=
> noteworthy was that gopher in some respects was easier to deal with for
> simply serving multimedia.
> More to the point, if WWW had died out, WWW-like features probably *would=
> have started to emerge within gopher menus. It *is* a logical extension t=
> say, only make part of a menu item active. Eventually some sort of markup
> language would have evolved, even if it wouldn't have looked much like SG=
> Thanks for the link.
> --
> ------------------------------------ personal: http://www.cameronkaiser.c=
om/ --
> =A0Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * * ckaiser@floodga=
> -- This geek BRKs for 6502s. --------------------------------------------=

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