• @nerdyguy1990@lemmy.ml
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    63 years ago

    I read a passage in the article, “how the internet could be and can still be” and it reminded me of the protocol Gemini. Gemini is a smaller network, similar to http, and was actually supposed to be the main protocol for how the internet functioned, but then http came in and now we have ads, spyware, etc. Basically, and this sounds boring, I know, but the internet was supposed to be read-only, since Gemini network doesn’t have videos or anything along those lines. There are LOTS of Gemini-based browsers that demonstrate the Gemini network. It’s pretty cool.

    • poVoq
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      53 years ago

      Gopher predated the http web, Gemini is a much newer “hipster” version of Gopher. Neat little toy project though :)