When I came across #gemini protocol, it seemed a cool thing, but now I kinda have a mixed feeling about gemini. It's too much simple, and I can't imagine web without images and/or creatively designed CSSes.
I also agree to most of @kev's arguments in his article https://kevq.uk/gemini-isnt-the-solution-to-the-broken-web/
I'd love to hear, what you folks think about gemini protocol, is it the future of #web or just gonna fade with time?
@kev is right, the web is f*ucked , almost beyond repair, and probably Gemini isn't fixing it anyway. If we're talking about a whole new protocol, Gemini is, at its best, viable for consuming textual content. There is *limited* scope of interactivity. But its userbase is very passionate about it and there are a lot of interesting communities built upon Gemini and doesn't look like its going to fade away soon.
@bauripalash TBH, these days website design often only makes things worse. Gray on grey noodle text, parallax effects, broken scrolls, empty pages with barely any info…
Text-focused medium is information first, which is great, IMO. Where I find Gemini lacking is a very limited way to make comments possible. Text and textarea field to make real forums possible would have been great. Gemini was created for that, though.
@bauripalash Gemini site also needs a domain name from what I see, which means I cannot run one over, say, Yggdrasil on a naked IP. So I went with plain HTML over nginx with a very short simplistic CSS.
@bauripalash I don't know if ever or anyone has claimed that #gemini is the solution to web problems. It's like:
For me, the discovery of Gemini drew attention to an interesting fact. You can do a lot with just a few resources. This includes everything that happens at #smallnet. Unlike in "big-net", where there are so many layers of abstraction that you need 100 developers for just about anything.
@szczezuja IRC rooms, mailing lists, discord nowadays are full of people including some bloggers who are promoting gemini like it's the universal solution for everything wrong with web. These kind of exclusionary radicalism is not helping gemini at all.
Don't get me wrong, gemini is nice, even I have a gemlog and I also built an open source tool to help me maintain my gemlog easily.
I just think, if this exclusionary stamp doesn't go away, gemini is not going to be "anything" in upcoming years
@bauripalash I’m thinking that the key problem of today’s web is populated by uneducated people, who are hypnotized by big monopolies to do their incomes. That can’t be resolved by new protocol. Gemini is only a sign that we could do all in different way. Several people did everything what is on big-net projects. But you must have knowledge to understand and use it. For me it isn’t exclusion. It is an encouragement to develop yourself. I’m writing my thoughts on my Gemlog.
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