Hello there! You are currently visiting gopherspace through a
proxy. To learn more about gopher and how to browse it, read this.
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Gopher is the ancestor of HTTP. It was developed at the University
of Minnesota in 1991 back when the World Wide Web was barely
beginning to gain momentum, but was ultimately overwhelmed by HTTP.

Gopher content is organized as a simple directory tree. Each
directory can contain files of any kind and, optionally, a special
gophermap file which is used to add custom messages or items.

This structure makes it extremely easy and consistent to navigate,
and because it's plaintext only, the services and content hosted on
it do not rely on any graphical features, which makes it very
lightweight to browse even on low-end machines.

The plain text-ness also makes it nice and compact to read, unlike
HTML layouts which are entirely up to the web designers.

Because of these strengths, many enthusiasts such as me still use
it, and even prefer it to the modern web. I personally think
browsers should not be an entire OS, and anything more complicated
than a static plain text page should be a dedicated app instead of
a web app.

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