Gopher and Wais

Brain Foley brianf at dna.uvm.edu
Thu Jul 2 12:56:48 EST 1992

>Can anybody explain in plain words what Gopher and Wais are?

Gopher and Wais are tools that make finding information that is
located on computers connected to INTERNET easier.

If you think of the information stored on computers throughout the
world as a library, these tools are somewhat equivalent of the tools
you find in a library, such as Science Citation Index, that help
you find information.

It is beyond the scope of this discussion group to go into the details
of how they work, how they are used, etc...  There are specific groups
dedicated to discussions of Gopher and Wais.  Look in those groups for
a FAQ (list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers).  
*  Brian Foley               *     If we knew what we were doing   *
*  Molecular Genetics Dept.  *     it wouldn't be called research  *
*  University of Vermont     *                                     *

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