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In 1991, the Gopher protocol was born -- a method of searching for and
distributing information on the Internet. Gopher was intended to be
easy to implement and use, and for a little while, it was very
Of course, HTTP and the World Wide Web launched right around that
time, and it wasn't long before the Web was proven to be a better
platform. Gopher has survived to this day, but the WWW reigns supreme.
Despite its lack of popularity, Gopher is still an awesome protocol -
it's extremely hackable and fun to work on. People like to put random
stuff on their gopher servers -- their blog, articles they write, etc.
I decided that I wanted to write an interface to the single greatest
source of information on the Internet -- Wikipedia.
So, I built Gopherpedia. It runs on Gopher2000
(https://github.com/muffinista/gopher2000), a Ruby library I wrote for
developing Gopher services. The web proxy to Gopherpedia is GoPHPer
(https://github.com/muffinista/gophper-proxy), which I also wrote.more about the Gopher protocolgopher2000 - a ruby gopher servergophper-proxy - a modern PHP gopher proxyback to gopherpedia