Re: Question: volume generated by WWW vs. Gopher

Tim Berners-Lee <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 93 18:02:45 +0100
From: Tim Berners-Lee <>
Message-id: <>
To: Gabriela Segarra <>
Subject: Re: Question: volume generated by WWW vs. Gopher
>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.