This number of EXE marks my last as Editor-at-Large. [...] David Mery has been appointed Editor from the November issue. David has been doing all the hard editorial work these last six months, while I have simply pitched up one day a week to take the credit. I can't think of a safer pair of hands to hold 'my' baby. I wish him the best of luck with the exercise.
Since I seem to have some column-centimetres in hand, I'd like to quote a favourite poem by Humbert Wolfe. Oh, don't make a face like that, it's very short:
You cannot hope to bribe or twist
Thank God! The British journalist.
But seeing what that man will do
Unbribed, there's no occasion to.
David is French.
Will Watts, EXE Magazine, October 1995
As he acrostically announced in last month's SoapFlakes, David Mery has left the Editorship of this magazine after nearly five years to take up a position with the PDA software house Symbian. A particularly appropriate employer for David, who was browsing the Net down the pub using his Palm Pilot, his mobile and a cordless infra-red link back in the days when the rest of the world still thought digital watches were a pretty neat idea. David has been a fierce and relentless defender of EXE's independence, and has injected the old mag with his unique sense of humour and (sorry David) a certain Gallic style. We would like to thank him for all his efforts over the years, and to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.
Will Watts, EXE Magazine, March 2000