QuIX is an Acronym for Several Things

In the summer of 2002, I got an always-on connection to the Internet as part of building websites for the QuayCounty Maternal, Child, and Community Health Council and I took the opportunity to get my own internet domain name - quix.us . My original thought was that it was short for "Quay Information eXchange", analogous to the other services of the past that ended with an IX for Information eXchange. Over the years, I fooled with what each letter meant, such as Quasi-Indefatigable Xenolith or Qualitative Idiosyncratic Xenodochium. I suppose I still do this in relation to the name these days!

Here is the breakdown of the current rendition:

  • QuayLand - This comes from the name of the New Mexico county and its namesake MatthewQuay, an early 20th century US Senator that pushed for TheAmericanStateOfNewMexico statehood.
  • Interchange - "the action of interchanging things, especially information." - Google
  • Xenagogy - "A guidebook for tourists or visitors." - Wiktionary
-- Jason Nemrow - 2019-07-07


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