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gopher

Graduate education A denigrating term for a medical student who is treated as a scut monkey and told to get things for the department through which he or she is rotating at the time. See Rotater, Scut monkey.
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So, you'll see Veronica search menus such as "> Search GopherSpace by keywords in Titles," and it will find ALL TYPES of resources--files, directories, images, etc.
Each of these types of searches is critical for successfully navigating gopherspace and users should examine Windows-based clients carefully in order to choose one that offers them in a logical and effective manner.
This can be problematic because when moving through gopherspace, it is not unusual to encounter directory listings that are quite long.
Although navigating through menus is the most common method used to move from one gopher site to another, users may also wish to bypass the menu structure of gopherspace and connect directly to a known server by using the server address.
When wandering through gopherspace it is easy to lose track of where you are or where you have been, i.e., tracing the path.