On h2g2 saved.

Regular readers may have noticed the spectacular dearth of postings lately*. They may well have concluded that this was because of the demands of pregnancy compounded by the strain of keeping up with the ever more energetic Star. Perhaps, they might even have speculated, you have been spending more time with your husband. Maybe five whole months were taken up with trying to get your Former Place of Employment to make a decision about maternity pay. Or by cleaning.

Of course, most probably they would have assumed you were procrastinating again. And they would have been absolutely correct.

Except that you have also been helping out (a bit) with the campaign to save h2g2 from closure, the web community founded by Douglas Adams that started your love affair with the Internet.

This has been quite time-consuming. It’s hard to keep up with a diverse team who are spread out around the world, and who are all very used to online communication and topic drift. And who are intelligent people with some great skillz. Not to mention passionate about not only the opportunity to save h2g2 and but also to revitalise it. And that’s before you leave out the occasional break for beer.

It was fun though too. Because the team were spread out around the world, and all used to online communication and topic drift. And are intelligent people with some great skillz. Not to mention passionate about not only the opportunity to save h2g2 and but also to revitalise it. And that’s before you leave out the occasional break for beer.

However, it’s been worth it. The BBC finally announced that the successful bidders were the h2g2 community in partnership with Robbie Stamp, one of the original founders of the site, and Noesis Systems Ltd, a successful social media provider. Read all about it here.

Hurrah!

Of course, now the real work begins.

*Of course, ‘regular readers’ is a bit of a contradiction in terms considering there has been nothing to regularly read.

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