I found a link to an old interview with Dr. Mark McCahill who was one of the inventors of the Gopher protocol.
Interesting perspective on an older search technology and the design decisions that governed it.
Here’s a snippet:
McCahill: … My dream
environment is a Mac client and a UNIX server … My dream system is Mac 3400, because I can carry most of my world with me in my hand.
Some of other people here are much more addicted to X Window than me.