Subject: apple's internet connectivity

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <>
Date: Fri Jan 14 21:47:43 2005

On Jan 14, 2005, at 7:16 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

>>> I also noticed that my previous posting about MacTCP and Gopher would
>>> have been incorrect, since Gopher servers didn't appear til '91 or
>>> so.
>> Gopher preceded HTTP by a bit... probably appeared in '88/89?
> Not that early. RFC 1436 originally appeared in 1991, so I wouldn't
> think
> much earlier than 1990.

Nah... original discussions about WWW/HTTP were in the '89/90 timeframe
(I'd have to check the exact dates), and gopher existed then, and
indeed, if gopher development had changed course just a little, it
might have killed the WWW before it even got started (assuming WWW
means HTTP+HTML).

The first RFC for HTTP didn't appear until it'd been around for about 6
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