This issue we say goodbye to Hannelore Hämmerle, who has been co-editor of CNL for the past three years. Hannelore has also been a driving force behind the Computing News section that appears in every second issue of CERN Courier. Thank you Hannelore!

Partly as a result of the reduction in personnel available to support these activities and also to serve our readership as effectively as possible, we wish to evaluate what CERN users think about CNL and elicit suggestions for improvements.

The purpose of CNL is to inform CERN users about recent changes and new trends in the computing infrastructure at CERN. CNL also includes conference and meeting reports as well as technical briefs and viewpoints that are considered to be of general interest to CERN users.

Your input will help us decide on the future of CNL, including the best frequency, format and content for this publication. That is why we are encouraging you to answer the online survey, which should take only a few minutes of your time. Five people will be selected at random from those who submit the survey by 31 October, to receive a limited-edition CNL sweatshirt.