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I don't think Gopher itself is super important today. But in the early 1990s, when I was teaching college students Internet protocols, we saw HTTP as natural, stepwise evolution of Gopher. HTTP was just an extension of the Gopher content alternatives, where links could be arbrirarity baked into the text content.

There is no doubt that we underestimated the importance of HTML - more so than HTTP. There is no doubt that we under-estimated the importance of supplying extra information with the request. Yet we saw it as a stepwise evolution: Allowing links to other resources to be embedded in the text. Supplying information with the request. Fairly simple extensions, from a technical point of view. We never saw it as anything revolutionary, brand new, never seen before, but as a great improvement to what we had.

Most web user had never seen Gopher, so to them it was revolutionary. Even among those who had used Gopher, many were flashed by the and fancy uses of the new HTML data contents format, and never realized how small the differences were to Gopher data, at least on the conceptual level.

I were never astonished by neither HTTP nor HTML, in themselves - both are simple extensions of earlier protocols (such as Gopher). What astonisehed me (and continue to do so!) is how content developers manage to utilize these rather primitive (it must be admitted!) mechanism for presenting rather impressing content!
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