I've been feeling something of a groundswell in gopherspace this
past week or so. As others (solderpunk, papa) have remarked,
there's a lot of activity and a lot of new phlogs at SDF recently.
The gopherspace at Grex is also growing like a newly-planted
I really like the milieu of topics I find on Gopher: some
technical, some personal, some creative, some cryptic. There seems
to be something of a shared mindset amongst us phloggers. We like
the simplicity that gopher brings, the organisation it imposes, the
chance to hide underground, and the breath of fresh air. This
mindset has been around for a while, but now I feel it's actually
broadening too. We're talking about more than just gopher &
gopherspace and why gopher is still relevant (essential reading).
More gopher holes feel inhabited.
It actually feels like a community here, too. Not just a 'we're all
in it together' community, but one with real dialogue going on. I
know we read each other's phlogs, because we talk about them. I
don't need analytics to tell me that someone's clicked on
something, and I actually like that I don't have it. An audience
made up of numbers isn't as real or as meaningful as an audience
made up of actively engaged people.