Re: [gopher] Question
On 14/02/2015 17:44, NN NN wrote:
does Gopher have any use nowadays?
Depends what you are asking exactly. If you mean 'mainstream use', then
no, gopher is a dead technology.
If you mean 'any possible niche use', then sure - look around on the
gopherspace, there are many of us doing stuff with gopher. ~150 gopher
servers are running worldwide as of today.
These work just as well in Gopher. HTTP and Gopher are protocols, while
gopher clients support css/flash/etc is a totally different question).
It's somewhat like saying "usb pendrives are good, because I can store
my spreadsheet files on them" - you could just as well store them on a
floppy or a CD. Same story with Gopher vs HTTP.
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