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The Gopher protocol is a TCP/IP application layer protocol designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet. Strongly oriented towards a menu-document design, the Gopher protocol was a predecessor of (and later, an alternative to) the World Wide Web. The protocol offers some features not natively supported by the Web and imposes a much stronger hierarchy on information stored on it. Its text menu interface is well-suited to computing environments that rely heavily on remote text-oriented computer terminals, which were still common at the time of its creation in 1991, and the simplicity of its protocol facilitated a wide variety of client implementations. Although largely supplanted by the Web in the years following, the Gopher protocol is still in use by enthusiasts, and a small population of actively-maintained servers remains. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Gopher protocol)

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Metadata related to 'gopher' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'gopher': 53 (3.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'gopher' across all Ariadne articles: 119
  • Average number of references to 'gopher' per Ariadne article: 2.25
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'gopher': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'gopher': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'gopher':

  1. traugott koch (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. anne mccombe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. alison kilgour (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The Internet Resources Newsletter from Heriot-Watt University

Roddy MacLeod describes a Web-based resources newsletter.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

Web Access for the Disabled

Cathy Murtha outlines the problems that audio-visually impaired people encounter when trying to use network-based resources.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference

Brian Kelly is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: Ways of Exploiting New Technologies

Brian Kelly discusses Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Web4Lib: The Library Web Manager's Electronic Discussion List

Roy Tennant, Project Manager of the Digital Library Research & Development at the University of California, Berkeley, describes the Web4Lib mailing list, an electronic discussion forum for library Web managers.

September 1996, issue5, project update

What Is an Intranet?

Glen Monks explains the buzz word: intranet.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

January 1996, issue1, feature article

Wire: Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email on his past, present, and thoughts on matters networking.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Wire: Email Interview with Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley submits to an interview by email.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch submits to an interview by email.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Wire: Interview Via Email With Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton

In this interview we question Knight and Martin Hamilton and present their replies.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Wire: Interview with Nick Gibbins

Nick Gibbins is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

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