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MacTech Magazine Announces New Editorial Staff Additions

Westlake Village, CA -- December 26, 1997 -- Xplain Corporation, the
publisher of MacTech(r) Magazine, announced today its new editorial staff

MacTech has evolved into the primary news and information vehicle for over
40,000 Mac programmers and developers in 64+ countries. The magazine has
established an eminent reputation within the Macintosh developer community.
To that end, these editorial additions come at a great time for the
magazine while it is enjoying its continued growth and success.

"The Mac developer industry is at a point today where now, more than ever,
developers are looking for information, direction and news." said Neil
Ticktin, Publisher of MacTech. "MacTech has continued to grow, even in the
past year, providing a variety of services in a variety of formats. Our
new staff line up will help us accomplish even more."

In an effort to continue its mission to provide the development community
access to cutting-edge editorial content MacTech is very pleased to
announce the following new editorial staff line up.

Editorial Staff
Publisher * Neil Ticktin
Editor Emeritus * Eric Gundrum
Editor * Dr. Nichols "nick.c" DeMello
Managing Editor * Jessica Courtney
Online Support * Jeffrey Clites

Dr. Nicholas "nick.c" DeMello is the magazine's new Editor. DeMello has
been the magazine's Online Editor for a year writing the MacTech Online
column for MacTech Magazine. Being a programmer for almost a decade, he has
specialized in the understanding of chemical reactions by computer
simulations and the display of molecular properties through custom software
development. Having spent a decade on the internet, DeMello was involved in
the creation of the comp.sys.mac.programmer newsgroups, is the moderator
for the comp.sys.mac.programmer.info newsgroup. His interest in internet
technologies, graphic arts, and scientific programming has resulted in
DeMello's joining UCLA's Center for Digitital Innovation in 1996.
DeMello's current projects involve developing distance learning tools,
educational multimedia, and scientific visualization technologies for UCLA,
and McGraw-Hill. (mailto:editor@mactech.com)

Eric Gundrum, MacTech's new Editor Emeritus, is not new to technical
documentation. He began his career preparing technical documentation for
the U.S. Government, but quickly moved to writing and editing documentation
for the products of Software Ventures Corporation. Before long, Gundrum
became manager of Software Ventures Technical Services team, responsible
for many aspects of the product development process. More recently, Gundrum
has branched out on his own. He is a founding member of The Mac Group,
providing Macintosh debugging services to those in a crisis. As an
independent consultant, Gundrum provides Macintosh programming and other
product development services on a variety of projects include those of
Apple, Netscape, and StarNine. (mailto:editor_emeritus@mactech.com)

Jessica Courtney, MacTech's Managing Editor, has a degree in English, with
over 10 years of experience in computer related, editorial environments.
Prior to coming to the magazine, Courtney worked as a project Managing
Editor for a multimedia software developer.(mailto:managing_ed@mactech.com)

Jeffrey A. Clites will replace DeMello as our new Online Editor. As a new
member to the MacTech team, Clites brings with him an impressive education
in the sciences. He received a BS from Yale University with a double major
in Chemistry and Mathematics & Philosophy. Currently he is pursuing his
Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology, studying magnetism in
organic materials. (mailto:online@mactech.com)

Neil Ticktin, MacTech's Publisher, has a long history as a Mac developer
and with the magazine. With a background in programming, publishing,
writing, and business, Ticktin focuses on helping the Mac developer
community. (mailto:publisher@mactech.com)

To contact MacTech about articles, news releases, letters to the editor,
etc..., use one of the following e-mail addresses:


Corporate Background:

Xplain Corporation publishes MacTech Magazine (http://www.mactech.com),the
MacTech CD-ROM series, THINK Reference, operates DevDepot
(http://www.devdepot.com), and provides custom publishing and trade show
services. Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village,
California. MacTech Magazine was formerly called MacTutor and began
publishing in November, 1984. For more information on Xplain Corporation or
any of its products/services, call the main offices at 805-494-9797, fax at
805-494-9798, send an e-mail to (mailto:info@xplain.com), or send snail
mail to PO Box 5200, Westlake Village, CA 91359-5200, USA.


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