Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #crimsonfu, 2016-08-19

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15:34 semiosis prologic: what reason aside from nostalgia could make gopher relevant today?
16:00 dotplus there are lots of reasons, but IMO: it's text-based therefore a) lightweight b) easily searchable/composable c) not weighed downed with all sorts of superfluous crap, I mean "functionality", that I usually don't want.
16:06 pdurbin you can search gopher? does google index it?
16:21 dotplus I have no idea whether they *do*, just that you *could* (and much more easily than a lot of the flash/image based web)
20:24 semiosis dotplus: gopher is text based just like the web is text based.  if people started using it there would be GUI gopher browsers with inline images.  and i think very likely that not only would that browser support javascript, but it would be *written in* javascript ;P
20:25 semiosis i hear your complaints about the web, i just don't think gopher is the answer
20:31 dotplus semiosis: In theory, neither do I. I agree with your analysis completely. But in practice, I think gopher is likely to remain sufficiently obscure/unpopular that it might be of some benefit to people who similar complaints about the state of the modern web as I do.
20:32 pdurbin gopher is the answer. what was the question?
20:37 larsks pdurbin: "how do i get these darn kids off my lawn?"
20:38 semiosis http://goo.gl/QS15mA

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