encore – THE ANNUAL MAGAZINE ON INTERNET AND SOCIETY RESEARCH
Mosene, K. (Ed.)
Edited works and special issues
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIIG AND FULL SPEED AHEAD
Ten years of Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), thirty years of the World Wide Web – we have very good reason to celebrate. As scientists, we will leave it up to the readers to decide which of these anniversaries is the most important. We have to acknowledge, though, that one would not be possible in its present form without the other. Many thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and colleagues for their "hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access" to all kinds of information, data and personal contacts to everyone in the world. And of course, our special thanks goes to everyone who has made ten years of internet research at HIIG possible.
In any anniversary year, the experience of looking back is enlightening and exciting. But let's not dwell too long on the past, let's do what we do best at HIIG – analyse, think and design to help shape our digital society.