Published in paper form in 2004 this hybrid text is part memoir, part journal, part critical discussion, part survey of the field. It has stayed current as an overview of the ever-changing landscape of the digital virtual web world. And landscape is the most appropriate word here as Thomas describes her travels in various locations online and off, on trains, by car, navigating MOOs ... The author's style takes us smoothly and easily along with her on this journey, pointing out features, suggesting detours, opening up boxes of tricks, peering behind the interface to share her traveller's tales. Some of what Thomas explores in 'Hello World' are examined in greater depth and detail in her new book 'Technobiophilia', where these earlier thoughts on relations between nature and cyberspace are expanded. So, yes, ten years is a long time in new media development, and the ereader this edition is formatted for wasn't around when it came out on paper, but this book remains a lively and fresh tour of our intersecting worlds, the planet we live on and the cyber net we have woven round it.