Gopher is a simple, plaintext protocol for serving files.
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Why has Gopher lost mind-share? The Gopher whitepaper
Gopher is a net protocol.
Gemini is much better than Gopher because of a saner links and not hardwrapped text. Basically, it is strictly better.
= Links => gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/gophervr | GopherVR
GopherVR was a 3-D environment for Gopherspace, allowing you to "walk around a server" and get a graphic view of its contents using a simple VR-type world. It was originally released for classic Macintosh systems and in an unfinished version for Motif-based X11.
It's not often I phlog while drunk