A widely successful
method of making menus of material available over the Internet. Gopher
is a Client and Server style program, which requires that the user have
a Gopher Client program. Although Gopher spread rapidly across the globe
in only a couple of years, it has been largely supplanted by the WWW (World
Wide Web). There are still thousands of Gopher Servers on the Internet
and we can expect they will remain for a while.
Veronica (Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerized Archives) is a constantly updated database of the names of almost every menu item on thousands of gopher servers. The Veronica database can be searched from most major gopher menus.
CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse: Mining the Internet for Medical Information, Gopher
Last updated: March 8, 1997