Comments on 2020-06-19 Wikipedia via Gemini

What I like about Gopher and Gopherpedia Vs Wikipedia is easier keyboard navigation. I find keyboard navigation impractical on the web, especially Wikipedia with its “heavy hypertext”. On Gopher I find the separation of content and navigation makes it ideal for keyboard nav., and I like that. On the other hand I love the functionality of hyperlinks too. I’m not sure if Gemini is the best of both worlds or the worst of them in this regard. Possibly I’d be happy with hypertext pages indexed with gophermaps in a standardised way, so you can always jump to a page from a hyperlink, but then jump to a simple gophermap for navigation away from there. Like the web if index.htm actually was always a gophermap-like index, and content was always kept in meaningful directories.

On Wikipedia the index might be the category pages. They are often underused and disorganised, but have potential to be useful.

– Anonymous 2020-06-20 13:31 UTC


Hyperlink arrangement in gopher is one of the reasons I ended up preferring the web as I wrote in a phlog some time ago.

edkalrio 2020-06-20 14:29 UTC


I made some changes to my proxy.

– Alex Schroeder 2020-06-25


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