h2g2 Post 04.12.03

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Posted: 4thDecember 2003


The Post is 4!

When we started this little venture way back in 1999 I can honestly say that I thought it may last for a few weeks - a few months possibly. I certainly didn't envisionage it lasting for four years, nor that I would still be managing editor. Mind you, back then, I also hadn't considered that I would move to the Netherlands. Time flies when you're having fun.

Of course, all this is only possible with the support of our wonderful contributors. Words cannot express how grateful we are to everyone who takes the time to write a column, draw a cartoon or artwork, send in an occasional item or those who take the time to read and sometimes provide feedback. This truly is a community effort.

On the h2g2 news front an exciting writing project has just started. Run by Master B, it seeks to produce entries for all the events mentioned in We Didn't Start the Fire, the song by Billy Joel. If you fancy writing a shortish entry on subjects as diverse as Stalin, Liberace or Alabama then check out the Project in Planning page and sign up. There are over a hundred items to choose from although some have already been snapped up. If fiction is more your thing then please note that Fiction Central has been taken over by Verc and HPB.

Talking of writing, don't forget that the deadline for The Post Christmas Poetry Competition is 9th December (next Tuesday). After that you will be given the chance to vote for your favourite.

The themes last week were 'Care' and 'Thanksgiving'. Apart from the annual turkey-fest in the US it was also 'Family Caregiver Week' and 'National Home Care Week'.

Finally, please give a round of applause to Deus ex Machina who has acquitted himself admirably during his tuition weeks and can now drop the 'in training' from his name. So welcome Assistant Deputy Editor Deus - maybe he will be writing an editorial to you all soon!


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