[ih] what is and isn't the web, was Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Mon Aug 22 07:48:07 PDT 2016

On 8/21/16 12:57 PM, John Levine wrote:
>>>> In fact, hypertext specialists thought it was broken;
>> The academics working on hypertext thought that a hypertext system
>> without bidirectional links and some kind of continuous completeness
>> checking (so that dead links would vanish automatically) wasn't
>> useful.
> Ted Nelson sure did.  Indeed, he still does, and he's still trying
> to implement something more like what he had in mind all along.
Of course, he's also carrying on in the footsteps of UMich & gopher - 
trying to keep everything he does proprietary.  And worse, it doesn't 
interoperate with anything.  Great ideas, horrible implementations.

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

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