At a time when many are bemoaning the decreasing use of English, it is important to maintain a quality English newspaper to serve our very international community. The SCMP certainly fits this role. I have known and read the Post since my school days. Then, there were hardly any features, and few full-page ads. Today, Property Post, Business, and the Racing and Sports sections seem to attract just as big an audience as does the main news section. As a member of a generation of latecomer computer literates, I now find that scmp.com is an essential part of my life, especially during trips abroad. I hope to see regular tourism features too, both to help quench the thirst for outbound travel by our English-speaking community, and to satisfy the needs of incoming English- speaking tourists. Let's all look forward to the next century of service.