[lug] The Return of Gopher, + The Gemini Project

Jed S. Baer blug at jbaer.cotse.net
Sat Mar 6 19:47:30 MST 2021

This is both retro-cool, and nouveau-cool. On Slashdot I came across an
article about the resurgence of Gopher, and a new thing that's like an
uber-Gopher, called Gemini. It's all about a simplified "web" of linked
stuff - an alternative to the messy bloated ad-filled web that we all know
and loathe/love. I've only just started looking into it, and I feel a
rabbit-hole sort of thing coming on, at least for a while.


You can disagree with the opening premises, but still, read on and see
what's happening.

I installed the Lagrange client, from Flathub. Works fine in my Ubuntu
system. Mint integrates Flatpak so I guess you can get it using their
software boutique thingie or whatever. There are plenty of clients
available, even one you can run in Emacs.

All operating systems suck, but Linux just sucks less
 - Linus Torvalds

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