When Epica Solutions started in September 2002 it was decided that the company should have a name that had an Australian theme. Dennis Allsopp came up with the word Epica based on the Epica Banksia which is native to the south coast of Western Australia. The name is derived from the Latin “epicus” or epic, relating to the long journeys of Edward John Eyre (who first saw this plant) and John Falconer who first collected the plant (ANPSA). It was officially named in 1987. It is not an endangered species which augers well for our company. I recently listened to a radio program broadcast in Melbourne hosted by Ernie Sigley where he and a guest reviewed the “GM Holden Epica” and discussed where the name came. The comment was that it could be just a made up rubbish name. We cannot comment on behalf of the car manufacturer but we may have to enlighten the good folk at 3AW that it is in fact a part of Australian history and flora.