In February 1993, the University of Minnesota announced that it would charge licensing fees for the use of its implementation of the Gopher server; this killed Gopher. It was released to GNU in 2000.We played with it a bit when it first came out but Mosaic killed it quick. We had been using FTP for nearly 20 years before Gopher came out on Cyber Mainframes. I used FTP to connect to our Mainframes with My Osborne running CPM starting in about 81. Before that it was dumb terms and Apples.. Gotta luv the internet at 120 Bits per second. Damn thing still works too.