Gopher

Meaning – The term gopher, refers to the protocol that provides a menu-driven interface for accessing files and information on other computers over the Internet. Gopher was developed at the University of Minnesota;

It is also defined as an Internet application that allows you to browse many different kinds of resources by looking at menus or listings of information available.

The technology is based on a client-server structure, where a gopher client program is used to search gopher servers. These servers can store documents, articles, programs, and other information.

The University of Minnesota began a licensing program for the gopher technology in 1993 as the use of gopher was spreading rapidly over the Internet.

Example of usage“The University of Minnesota began a licensing program for the gopher technology in 1993 as the use of gopher was spreading rapidly over the Internet.”