George Hotelling Goes Gopher, Powered by Markdown

George Hotelling has given his site a 1991-era redesign for April 1. 1991 predates the web, so it’s using the gopher: protocol, which means plain text rather than HTML markup. He’s using Markdown to format his entries, which means they just work as plain text. Very clever.

If you don’t have a web browser that groks gopher:, there’s an http: approximation here, on port 70.

Friday, 1 April 2005