A huge chunk of Gopherspace up for download

Jason T silent700 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 21:38:14 CDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Philip Pemberton
<classiccmp at philpem.me.uk> wrote:
> "Cory Doctorow tells us that '[i]n 2007, John Goerzen scraped every gopher
> site he could find (gopher was a menu-driven text-only precursor to the Web;
> I got my first online gig programming gopher sites). He saved 780,000
> documents, totalling 40GB. Today, most of this is offline, so he's making

That's heroic and all, but how is a 2007 gophergrab(tm) at all
representative?  I'm surprised there was anything at all left at that
point (aside from retro-sites.)



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