Why I've closed Gopher

17 Nov 2021

I've decided to permanently turn off my Gopher server and delete all the content.

Personally I think Gemini is the future of the small web and that Gopher is an extremely old protocol.

Gopher doesn't support formatting and is more designed to be a directory rather than an easy access to information.

Gemini has formatting and a very Markdown-like syntax, it's also very simplisitic and is designed post-Web 3.0, making it more fit for purpose as a small web protocol because Gopher was designed to compete with the web instead of stand with it and be an alternate form.

I'm sure nobody read my stuff on Gopher so it really shouldn't affect anyone anyway.


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