I was writing up a summary for school on the difference between the Internet and the Web, and it got me started thinking about Gopher, which was fast fading in '96 when I got online. I wondered if it was still operating anywhere, and when I started searching I found something on the wikipedia that looks really cool: http://sdf.lonestar.org/ It is like some sort of throwback to the mid 90s. If you have fond memories of using command line utilities and you don't have ready access to some of those types of toys, you might check it out. Basic membership is (basically) free... you have to send them your name and a buck to prove that you are serious. You can buy higher levels of membership. Most of the folks on this list probably have their own shell accounts or are running servers themselves, but even though I've got access to a *NIX shell account already, I decided to sign up. How can I resist a chance to play games like Lander, the LEM lander game? Any of you heard of this thing? Find it interesting? -Jorah -============================================- The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free software authors, teachers, students, researchers, hobbyists and enthusiasts. It is operated as a non-profit 501(c)7 and is supported and governed by its members. Our mission is to provide remotely accessible computing facilities for the advancement of public education, cultural enrichment, scientific research and recreation. Members can interact electronically with each other regardless of their location using passive or interactive forums. Further purposes include the recreational exchange of information concerning the Liberal and Fine Arts. Members have access to games, email, usenet, chat, bboard, webspace, gopherspace, programming utilities, archivers, browsers, and more. The SDF community is made up of caring, highly skilled people who operate behind the scenes to maintain a non-commercial INTERNET. For information about membership levels, click on 'donate' above.