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Msg # 1018 of 1019 on Fidonet Internet Chat
To: CHICKEN HEAD, From: ALAN IANSON
Time: Friday, 9-06-19, 5:55
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> So...anyone still using Gopher?

I have used gopher quite a bit over the years. I don't have a gopher client
installed at the moment and the plug in I used with firefox became outdated,
I'll have to look into that and see if that has changed.

Gopher is a good read only protocol. As long as your not posting or
uploading
it'll do just fine.

> It still exists, despite the web.  I use it at times...there are
>distilled-to-text feeds from news sites (eat THAT, RSS).  And it still
provide
> decent access to old file archives...was looking for some old Amiga stuff
and
> found it quite easily.

Sometimes I go looking for old files that I have missed or deleted I have a
hard time finding on the web today. FTP searches were always good and they
seem
 to be hard to find now too. I'll have to check some gopher sites and see
what
I can find.

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