Why is the cosmos the theme of Gemini?
It's interesting that the Gemini protocol is in most cases identified with the cosmos. It's probably the first time when raw technical specification in the common belief is fitting some theme. There are of course lots of clues. So the origin of the Gemini is the Circumlunar Space, which mentions its [backstory] as one of the space opera novels. The second important place is the Gemini protocol [faq] which is describing the protocol name origin. But there is no obligation to follow this route.
So there aren't many things in the Gophersphere that are connected with a gopher rodent. Gophersphere isn't conceptually related to a burrow. But the Geminispace, with its space prefix, for me, is a very cosmos-oriented name.
And we are browsing the World Wide Web for many decades, and again there aren't many things that are connected with a spider or a spider's web. Or I missed something. I am reading now on Wikipedia that for eg. "A Web crawler, sometimes called a spider or spiderbot and often shortened to crawler". I hear such a phrase for the first time, and it's obvious to use a word crawler for it. [History of the web browser] doesn't show any important spider-themed web browsers.
But in the Geminispace we have: capsules, Station, Antenna, Cosmos, Lagrange, Constellation, Transit, Orbit, Wormhole (updated courtesy of ew's) and many cosmos ASCII-arts decorating many places there. It's said that Gemini protocol is a representation of The Dark Forest theory (mentioned in Liu Cixin's Sci-Fi novel) but besides the theory name, it's also connected with space, not with woodland.
So there are not many Gemini Woods in the Geminispace.
┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓ ┃ _( ___ _ ) __ ( ┃ ┃( _( )_ ) ) _( _)_ ( / _ ┃ ┃ (_ \ ) ) ( ) (_ ( ) ┃ ┃(_ ) ) (_, _) ( _) ┃ ┃ (__. :__) _) || _ ( _)┃ ┃ | | || |/ (*)_ || ┃ ┃ \ | __||_,|.,_|| ( * )_| ┃ ┃ _| |_ ( * * ) ┃ ┃ ```` _____ll __ ┃ ┃,_'__ ___..,___ .., `` ┃ ┗━━━━━━━[ GEMINI WOODS ]━━━━━━━━┛
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