Gnomon's Space

Heart of the Sunrise

Hello. I'm Gnomon. I wandered onto this site in September 2000 and was captivated by what I found: a chance to write the best Guide to the Galaxy. I've been here ever since, although I took a few short breaks.

h2g2 had it all before anybody else:

  • Journals - before blogging
  • Conversations - before Facebook
  • A Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything - before Wikipedia
  • A place where you can ask questions and have intelligent people answer them - before Yahoo Answers

Unfortunately, the site has not kept up with the times. It's so cumbersome, difficult to use and full of bugs that people have lost interest. Most of the people I made friends with here over the years have wandered off, and there's nobody writing entries any more, except for a few dedicated supporters. In the words of Tom Moore,

I feel like one,
Who treads alone
Some banquet-hall deserted,
Whose lights are fled,
Whose garlands dead,
And all but he departed!

You can find some of my work at the following links:

I keep track of the stuff I'm working on at a separate page:

My page for contacting other researchers I often talk to:


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Gnomon [198]

Researcher U151503

Former Photographer
Former Guide Editor
Former Sub-Editor
Former Curator
150 Edited Entries
University Researcher


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