Re: Question: volume generated by WWW vs. Gopher

Tim Berners-Lee (
Thu, 21 Oct 93 18:02:45 +0100

>To the WWW people, I have a question about the volume of messages
>generated by the WWW. Our University has been running a gopher
>for some time and we have now a brand new WWW server. The people
>running the gopher server are reluctant to this new initiative and
>asking me wether the WWW transactions will increase the traffic on
>almost saturated network.

Of course, it may be that the WWW information is so much
easier to read and more exciting that you get many
more customers, and that could increase the network traffic.

To really solve the traffic problem, you can always
turn both servers off, or reduce the information available
to something extremely boring.