Happy Birthday h2g2
A tenth birthday is always worth celebrating.
So it's my pleasure today to say "Happy Tenth Birthday h2g2".
If you don't know what h2g2 is there's a useful summary here.
But it wasn't until recently that I became aware that there was a whole community out there actually trying to write the definitive guide to 'Life, the Universe and Everything'.
As a newcomer, the most enjoyable part of h2g2 to me is the Edited Guide which produces quirky 'weird and wonderful entries' like these:
But there's more to h2g2 than the Edited Guide. It's like a vast, sprawling virtual city where its community members try their hand at pretty much anything they fancy. For example there's a spin off group of h2g2 people called the Aviators making videos including this one:
One thing I do know is that h2g2 people really value - indeed, love - their community and its spirit.
Members of the h2g2 community Phil, Hypatia,Teuchter, Vip, Elentari, Acid Override, Matt and Metal Chicken at a Birmingham Mini-Meet on the 25th April, 2009. Photo by permission of Websailor on flickr.
So if you're a past or present member of the community I hope you'll join me in wishing h2g2 a happy birthday.
Nick Reynolds is editor, BBC Internet blog