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Subject: [gopher] Re: An alternate gopher-driven universe?
From: Matthew Holevinski <eylusion@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:31:32 -0500
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Scratch that I got some old AIX servers AND some old SUN servers =3D-)

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Matthew Holevinski <eylusion@xxxxxxxxx> w=
> 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
> Matt
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx> w=
>>> That is some crazy stuff...
>> It does make some interesting points, though. The one I found particular=
>> 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 *woul=
>> have started to emerge within gopher menus. It *is* a logical extension =
>> say, only make part of a menu item active. Eventually some sort of marku=
>> language would have evolved, even if it wouldn't have looked much like S=
>> Thanks for the link.
>> --
>> ------------------------------------ personal: http://www.cameronkaiser.=
com/ --
>> =A0Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * * ckaiser@floodg=
>> -- This geek BRKs for 6502s. -------------------------------------------=

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