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"Who or what is Wexsessa?", you may reasonably ask.

For business purposes (Corporate registration), I had intended to use the name "Digital Magic", but found that was already registered - to Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), if I recall correctly. They were subsequently bought out, by Compaq or Hewlett-Packard, and have since effectively disappeared. Perhaps I should try again.

Since Digital Magic was not available, I needed to search for another corporate name. After finding that many desired names were already in use, it became obvious that a different approach was needed, so I took myself off into the mountains with some books and settled into a good hotel.

After a few excellent meals and several glasses of wine, I found myself deep into the "Essex" section of Domesday (a.k.a. The Domesday Book). Domesday is basically an inventory of England, compiled for William the Conqueror to document his winnings following his victory over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. In Domesday, the name of what is now the County of Essex was "Exsessa". This had considerable appeal, as I was born and lived the first twenty-six years of my life in Essex. However, I thought that "Exsessa" carries connotations of "excess", which is not what I'm generally about. Ever since leaving Essex I have been moving further west, so I tried "westernising" Exsessa, resulting in Wexsessa. A few Internet searches confirmed that this name was not in use anywhere (or not anywhere that mattered), so I adopted it.

I have been working with computers since 1961, having joined IBM in 1959 and worked initially on electro-mechanical accounting machines. I was amazed that they paid me so much for having so much fun. I am now retired. "Wexsessa" is the persona that I use when doing computer-related activities. Mostly this is keeping several friends' PCs running well, advising them on computer matters, and occasionally a small programming project. My information technology work is done under the banner
"Helping People Prosper in the Information Age", and I take that quite seriously.