[ih] Fwd: [Dewayne-Net] The Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Sat Aug 20 20:17:32 PDT 2016

On 8/20/16 10:54 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:

> On 8/20/2016 6:31 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> In fact, hypertext
>> specialists thought it was broken; distributed systems designers thought it
>> was broken. I suppose gopher was the same. This flatness actually made deployment
>> a great deal easier.
> No doubt I wasn't tracking any of this closely enough, but I don't
> recall hearing those complaints.

I seem to recall quite a bit of talk about 1-way links being a bad 
idea.  Of course, as it turned out, the simplicity turned out to be a 

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

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