Internet Gopher

Surfing the INTERNET

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Gopher (or go-fer):  someone who fetches necessary items from many locations.

Login as gopher after you telnet to and enjoy having a computer do all the work for you.  Almost.  Gopher is still in experimental mode at many gopherized sites.  Still, it is one of the best ways to locate information on and in the Internet.

Besides archie, the gopher at includes fun and games, humor, libraries (including reference books such as the Hacker's Dictionary, Roget's 1911 Thesaurus, and the CIA World Fact Book), gateways to other US and foreign gophers, news, and gateways to other systems.