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Humanist Archives: April 30, 2020, 9:01 a.m. Humanist 33.810 - remembering gopher on the Day of DH

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        Date: 2020-04-29 23:36:54+00:00
        From: Francois Lachance 
        Subject: Testing Port 70

Willard et al.

On the theme of URL and URIs -- and fetching protocols --

Having followed avidly a Twitter stream today, I have been put in mind this Day
of Digital Humanities of older modes of curating information across institutions.

I thought I might put to the Humanist list a question about gopher which I
understand is still in passionate use among a select group

Depuis les années 2000, le protocole Gopher est encore pratiqué par quelques
passionnés. [1]

Would anyone have any gopher links to share?

Of course, I conducted a bit of research and located one example
(http://gopher.quux.org:70) mainly devoted to humour but I wonder if there are

I am pleased to see that Lynx is the a browser that still supports gopher in
text mode. (I used to use Lynx to access for imageless and quick loading on a
dial-up connection)

I am informed that Gopher was In the line of WAIS and Archie. And am pleased to
know that our Polish colleagues maintain for historical reasons an Archie server
(which archive/crawl method has a lovely Canadian connection).

Un serveur Archie est toujours maintenu, à des fins historiques, par le Centre 
Interdisciplinaire de Modélisation Mathématique et Informatique de 
Varsovie. [2]

[1] https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher <

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