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Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative searc...
<h2>Veronica (1992)</h2><br><br>For a brief time in the early 1990s, the Gopher protocol overshadowed the World Wide Web in popularity. Gopher was a network of interconnected, hierarchical menus on the Internet that allowed users to navigate between sites, read text files, and download binary files conveniently. <br><br>
When the number of Gopher sites exploded, users needed a way to search through them. Enter [[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_%28computer%29 |Veronica|Veronica]], a comic book-inspired play on the earlier search-related name Archie. It searched "Gopherspace," as seen here in a Web browser that supported the now-obsolete protocol.
Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative search engines