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[We] like to consider the hundreds of interconnected Gopher servers to
be one large distributed entity; thus, we speak of "the Gopher", with
its many small parts, spread throughout the Internet. The Gopher is
always growing, always changing. It's everywhere, but you can't locate
it; it's always there, but you can't see it. ... The Gopher is the
largest and most practical example of applied pantheism in the history
of mankind.
                 -- Hahn; Stout. The Internet Complete Reference (1994)

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|                               Software                              |
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Gopher clients
Applications for various operating systems.
Gopher proxy with Opera
Configuring Opera 12 to use a Gopher proxy.

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|                                Videos                               |
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A rare interview with some of the founders of Gopher: Mark McCahill
and Farhad Anklesaria, also includes some early screenshots.
A 7 second video of Adam Curry fulfilling the terms of his commercial
use of Internet Gopher server software license from the University of
Minnesota.
"Since Gopher is a very popular service, gopherspace is a huge and
expanding part of the Internet."
Surfing the Gopherspace with WS Gopher 1.2 on Windows.

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|                                Images                               |
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Gopher Mascot GIF 1
Gopher Mascot GIF 2
Gopher Mascot GIF 3
Gopher Mascot GIF 4
Gopher Mascot GIF 5
Gopher Mascot GIF 6
Gopher Mascot GIF 7
Gopher Mascot GIF 8
Gopher Mascot GIF 9
Gopher Mascot GIF 10
Gopher Mascot GIF 11

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|                               Articles                              |
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The following Gopher documents are mostly taken from:
Offbeat Internet

--- Vogue Growth Era --------------------------------------------------
Usenet_Gopher_Announcement.txt
On_the_Trail_of_the_Internet_Gopher.txt
Gopher_spiel.txt
The_Internet_Gopher.txt
Lets_Gopher_it.txt
IUBio_Gopher_hole.txt
CCSO_through_Gopher.txt
Summer_Go-pher-it_Workshops.txt
Tailoring_Gopher_Services_for_Individual_Users.pdf
APS_Server_Anniversary.pdf
A_Rolling_Gopher_Gathers_No_Moss.pdf
Gopher_from_MOO.pdf
Services_Available_on_The_Internet.rtf
Using_Gopher_on_the_Internet.pdf
A_Preliminary_Design_for_a_3-D_Spatial_User_Interface_for_Internet_Gopher.txt
Announcing_GopherVR.txt
GopherVR_now_available.txt
Announcing_TurboGopher.txt
Evolution_of_Internet_Gopher.pdf
Internet_Diving.txt
Gopher_Jewels_Design_Change.txt
WWW_vs_Gopher.txt

--- Mass Defection Era ------------------------------------------------
Gopher_and_Veronica.pdf
Who_Killed_Gopher.txt
Gopher_Jewels_Closing.txt
SEC_Gopher_discontinued.txt
Mother_Gopher_Obituary.txt
TCP-IP_Guide.txt
Where_Have_all_the_Gophers_Gone.txt
Interview_with_Paul_Lindner.txt
Bob_Alberti.txt
About_Gopher.txt
Gopher_Manifesto.txt
Gopher_Underground.txt
Gopher_still_going.txt
Down_the_Gopher_Hole.rtf
The_death_of_WELLgopher.txt
JumpJet_Gopher_terminated.txt
How_Gopher_nearly_trumped_the_web.txt
Bandwidth_and_Gopher.txt

--- Stagnancy Era -------------------------------------------------
Gopher_tunnels_on.pdf
OmniWeb_now_includes_Gopher_support.txt
Fun_Sites_from_the_Early_Internet.txt
Long_Live_Gopher.txt
Why_is_Gopher_Still_Relevant.txt

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|                              GopherCon                              |
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Documents of various Gopher Conventions from the 1990s.

--- GopherCon '92 -----------------------------------------------------
GopherCon_'92_Trip_Report.txt

--- GopherCon '93 -----------------------------------------------------
GopherCon_'93_Trip_Report.txt
GopherCon_Mar93_Minutes.txt

--- GopherCon '94 -----------------------------------------------------
Directions_to_Radisson.txt
GopherCon94_Registration_Info.txt
Attendee_List_through_Friday_April_15.txt
Agenda_at_a_Glance_FINAL.txt
Agenda_in_detail_FINAL.txt

Presentations:
GEN1  = 1994_State_of_the_Gopher.txt

EQ1   = Information_Quality.txt
COL1  = K-12_Learning_Resource.txt
APP7  = WSGopher_a_Windows_Gopher+_client.txt
yber.dabamos.de
APP12 = Running_WWW_on_top_of_Gopher.txt
APP14 = Growing_the_MIT_Libraries_Gopher.zip

Papers:
Go4zgate.txt
GopherSQL.txt
SQLEvents.txt
SafeGopher.txt
3Dgopherspace.txt

--- GopherCon '95 -----------------------------------------------------
Directions_to_Radisson.txt
GopherCon95_Announcement.txt
Agenda.txt

Papers:
Go4zgate.txt
ScreenScrape.txt
WebbedGopher.txt
Hyper-G.txt
Cluster.txt
3DUnixServer.txt

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|                                 RFCs                                |
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Standards referencing Gopher:
rfc1436.txt - The Internet Gopher Protocol
rfc1580.txt - Guide to Network Resource Tools
rfc1594.txt - Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions
rfc1614.txt - Network Access to Multimedia Information
rfc1689.txt - Networked Information Retrieval: Tools and Groups
rfc1727.txt - A Vision of an Integrated Internet Information Service
rfc1738.txt - Uniform Resource Locators (URL)
rfc1808.txt - Relative Uniform Resource Locators
rfc2219.txt - Use of DNS Aliases for Network Services
rfc2396.txt - Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax
rfc4266.txt - The Gopher URI Scheme

Enhancement proposals:
Gopher+
+MENU block suggestion
Changes to RFC1738 and RFC1808
Proposed Item-type Changes

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|                       Licencing Fiasco of 1993                      |
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The following Gopher documents are mostly taken from:
Offbeat Internet

Gopher-Software-Licencing-Policy_ANCIENT.txt
This policy hung a dark cloud over GopherCon '93.
Gopher-Software-Licencing-Policy_NEW.txt
The lifting of prohibition had little impact, occuring seven years
too late.

Peers Condemning the Ancient Gopher Licence

UMN Justifying their Ancient Gopher Licence

Retrospection on the disasterous impact of licencing Gopher