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Definition Edit

Gopher is a software program, developed at the University of Minnesota, which organizes information into a series of menus. Using Gopher is like browsing a table of contents: a user crawls through a set of "nested" menus to zero in on a specific subject.

Overview Edit

"The development of gopher at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s was a key step in establishing the Internet as an information resource that could be used through a consistent user interface."[1]

References Edit

  1. Evolving the High Performance Computing and Communications Initiative to Support the Nation's Information Infrastructure, at 34.

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