All of Gopherspace as a single download


21 Responses to “All of Gopherspace as a single download”

  1. Cheaplazymom says:

    OK, for the record, I have no idea what a Gopher site is, but that is not going to stop me from commenting. I freely admit to being a code moron so I will apologize in advance if my suggestion is idiotic. What about the Library of Congress? Seems to me if they are interested in the Twitter archive, Gopher history may be worthy as well.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I fondly remember installing gopher servers for faculty members back in the day, telling them they needed to consider migrating to the web instead. Many didn’t want to hear about this newfangled world wide web thing. I’d then install Mosaic 1.0 without telling them (the entire mosaic app fit on a single floppy), and that would open their eyes. Wikipedia has a nice article at that includes several still living gopher servers, which can be viewed in a web browser using the gopher:// protocol.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i wonder if my own gopher site is archived in this

  4. Uncle Geo says:

    Internet Archive?

  5. dculberson says:

    It’s hard to believe there were that many Gopher sites still available in 2007.

  6. librarybob1 says:

    You might want to try the Library of Congress. They just agreed to archive the Twitterverse … why not a measely 40GB?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I have fond memories of using gopher before the emergence of the web. I thought the hypertext links were absolutely brilliant. A couple of years later I figured out how to set up an emulated slip/PPP (slirp) connection to my university’s dial up system. My days of using a terminal to explore the internet were largely over.

  8. matisse says:

    The gopher site started by The WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) is available via http at:

    A little history of it is on my blog at

  9. matisse says:

    By the way, does this sound familiar:

    “The battle is about who will build, own, use and pay for the high-speed data highways of the future and whether their content will be censored.”

    Roger Karraker wrote that in his 1991 article, “Highways of the Mind” and the article is still relevant today. Have a look.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Amazon will gladly host it for you on their Public Data Sets service (

  11. Anonymous says:

    I can host this until further notice if it helps, I’m on 10/10mbit connection, so as long as the load dosn’t totally bottleneck my connection, I’ve got no objections :)

  12. rebdav says:

    what about phlogs, I am glad firefox still lets me access these the 4d2 phlog lets you post comments via telnet.

  13. rebdav says:

    what about phlogs, I am glad firefox still lets me access these the 4d2 phlog lets you post comments via telnet.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Oh man. I remember Gopher, we used to use that all the time. Got on it through ClarisWorks if I remember correctly.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hooray for the University of Minnesota! Go Gophers!

  16. aaddrick says:

    I never used it but I am willing to donate bandwidth and space for hosting. It’d be pretty awesome to host a part of history.

  17. cory says:

    Wow, I signed up for my classes at Cal using gopher. I wonder how many UC Berkeley course catalogs are in there.

  18. Ambiguity says:

    I’m glad Firefox still supports gopher, even if the Internet doesn’t!

  19. Anonymous says:

    How about the Library of Congress? They might be interested.

  20. JohnCJ says:

    My god. I just realized my porn directory is larger than the entire gophernet.

  21. jokel says:

    Does anyone have an idea what the copyright status of this archive and its contents is? Just curious…

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