Taking Another Look at Gopher Academic Article uri icon


  • Gopher is a client-server program developed at the University of Minnesota in 1991. It enables users to seamlessly access information from computers all over the world. It was the first major improvement to Internet navigation and quickly gained acceptance by large numbers of the computing public. Another client-server program, the World-Wide Web, was introduced in 1992. These two programs are responsible for the phenomenal growth in the rate of Internet traffic over the last few years. This article takes another look at Gopher and discusses its development with respect to the growth of the Internet. Sample screens illustrate various improvements in Gopher navigation tools and techniques. 1996 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Library Resource Sharing

author list (cited authors)

  • Ramirez, D.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Ramirez, Diana

publication date

  • January 1996