Written by Adok
Again, a lot of work has been done.
Again, a lot of effort has been put in the mag.
Again, a new issue of Hugi has been finished, waiting for you to read.
I'm tired, so I will keep this edito short. At least I think that. When it comes to writing, I usually cannot control myself. When I have got past the first introductionary words, for me the hardest part of an article, and my true writing spirit has awakened, I'm hooked. I can't stop any more, until an outer event occurs, taking me back to reality, chasing my writing spirit away. This is the point when I think about finishing an article, or waiting for the next time when my writing spirit comes into me, to continue work.
I don't know why I wrote that, what made my think that this suited an editorial, but it must have some reason, so I leave it here so that later I can get annonyed at the nonsense I wrote.
Strange beginning for an editorial. The only fact that is true is that because of the last days I spent hard working on Hugi, I'm tired as hell. And in this state of tiredness I often write either nonsense or stiff stuff that is of no interest to anyone. Therefore I want to keep this edito short. Relatively short.
Anyhow, this edito is already longer than some editos in other disk magazines. So let's become more serious.
Probably some of you read Hugi for the first time in their lives, and people that have been reading Hugi for a longer time are probably wondering if the mag they are reading is really Hugi.
Let's call the people that read Hugi for the first time in their lives type A, and the people that have been reading Hugi for a longer time and are wondering if the mag they are reading is really Hugi type B.
Type A dudes, you might ask yourself why you haven't noticed Hugi earlier and what the first ten issues were like. Let me introduce the Hugi history to you. Actually, Hugi has been existing for more than two years. The first issue was released in May 1996, then called "Hugendubelexpress" (HDE). It had about 500 kbytes of articles, all of them in German language. Topics were mainly computers and school, and there was a lot of unserious, childish articles among them. On top of that, the interface was coded in Quick Basic. Although nowadays there are still some diskmags that are even worse than HDE#1, this is what I would call lame today.
The mag developed slowly. In issue #5 it was renamed to Hugi, originally a nickname of Hugendubelexpress, and since then the interface has got improved with the time, as well as the number of childish articles diminished, which, however, never completely disappeared.
Due to internal conflicts, the Hugi staff split up into two groups at the release of Hugi #7. One of them, the Hugi Crew, still exists nowadays and has continued publishing Hugi.
In Hugi #9 there was a first attempt to install an English section, which didn't even survive to the next issue due to a lack of English articles and supporters from the international area. - In the meantime, however, I have got more contact to the international scene, mostly thanks to the Hugi Size Coding Competitions I have been organising since April, ie short after the Hugi #10 release. Therefore I picked up the idea of an English section again.
Now Hugi #11 is the first issue with a majority of English articles and a focus on the international PC demo and diskmag scene. Actually it's a completely new mag with an old name but new topics, new writers, and, of course, new articles.
Now the type B dudes might be asking themselves:
What happened to the 'old Hugi'?
The 'old Hugi' with its chitchat and non-scene articles hasn't died yet. It can still be found in the German section. So Hugi is actually a mag with two faces or, if you want to have it put in this way, two mags in one.
And what is going to happen to this German section?
Nothing has been decided yet. Everything depends on the readers' support. Neither do I think that the 'old face' of Hugi will disappear within the next issues, nor is that my desire. First I want to keep both faces in Hugi and see which of them will develop better. Then we might decide what to do: either to keep both sections in one mag or to split Hugi into two mags.
In what language shall I write my articles then?
Generally English is preferred. German should only be used for articles that deal with a local topic and are of no interest to an international audience. However, if you have doubts that your English is good enough, which is nothing you have to be ashamed of, you can also write in German, and we will translate your articles into English. The most interesting German articles of each issue will be translated into English, anyway.