Neil Ticktin
MacTech Magazine

MacTech launches MacDev-1

Westlake Village, CA — May 11, 1996 — Xplain Corporation, publisher of
MacTech(tm) Magazine, is proud to announce the launch of MacDev-1(tm) — a new
list server aimed squarely at the Mac(tm) OS Developer Community.

MacDev-1 is a news and information list server with a focused charter.
Sponsored by MacTech Magazine and DevDepot(tm), MacDev-1 will be the
source of news, information, and occasionally special offers specifically for
the Mac OS programmer and developer community.

The charter of the MacDev-1 list is to make Mac developers more aware of
available resources, and to provide an efficient channel through which Mac
development tools vendors can spread the word about new product releases. To
further this charter, list is open to press, developers, industry figures, and
the general public.

The list will be moderated by MacTech Magazine, through a newly appointed
Contributing Editor for MacDev-1: Rich Siegel, the founder, president and CEO
of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “MacDev-1 is a natural extension of MacTech
Magazine’s “NewsBits” section,” said Siegel. “However, readers of the list will
hear about the news as it happens. As moderators, our goal is to manage the
list traffic, so that subscribers aren’t overwhelmed.”

Users can subscribe to MacDev-1 by sending e-mail to with “sub MacDev-1 yourname” in the body of the
message. To a submit a posting to MacDev-1, send e-mail to

Corporate Background
Xplain Corporation operates DevDepot(tm), publishes MacTech(tm)
Magazine, the MacTech CD-ROM(tm) series, THINK Reference(tm), develops software
for Mac OS(tm), and provides custom publishing 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, or send snail mail to PO Box 5200, Westlake Village, CA
91359-5200, USA.

MacTech Magazine is written exclusively for individuals who design and develop
software for the Mac OS. MacTech strives to deliver the latest information to
all developers and provide a forum where programmers and developers can
exchange ideas, opinions, discoveries, and breakthroughs. Editorial balance
comprises feature articles, news, product reviews and special reports. A broad
editorial staff and board assures the community of hearing from the “movers and
shakers”. MacTech Magazine is read by approximately 30,000 Macintosh
programmers and developers in 50+ countries.

DevDepot comprises two complementary units: An extensive, full color
catalog (also included at the back of MacTech Magazine) updated monthly, and a
dedicated world wide web site ( Designed to provide
the convenience of online automated shopping with the traditional feel of good
old-fashioned catalog browsing, DevDepot also features: an new 800
number (800-MACDEV-1) for US and Canadian customers, customer satisfaction
guaranteed, lowest price guaranteed, and world renowned customer service.

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