MacTech Magazine

MacTech Brings on New Editor-in-Chief

Westlake Village, CA — June 5, 1996 — Xplain Corporation, publisher of
MacTech(tm) Magazine, is proud to announce it has engaged Will Iverson as
Editor-in-Chief of MacTech Magazine — representing further growth in our
editorial staff.

Will has been involved with the Macintosh since 1990, and with Apple computers
since 1986. He has a background in publishing and software development. He
worked as a small independent Macintosh developer and lecturer since 1993, and
joined Symantec Corporation last year as Macintosh Developer Relations Manager.
During his time there, he played a critical role in defining and building
Symantec’s image as a leading development tools player in both the C++ and Java
markets. In addition, he developed “Caffeine” and “Cafe Studio” for Cafe for
Macintosh, Symantec’s successful Java development tool. He has spoken at
numerous conferences, including Apple’s World Wide Developers’ Conference,
Macworld Expo, and the MacHack Conference.

Will will be taking over the role of Editor-in-Chief from Neil Ticktin who
continues as Publisher. “The addition of the separate Editor-in-Chief position
represents Xplain’s continued and increasing commitment to bring quality
information to Macintosh developers. It also reflects the continued growth and
success of one of the longest running Mac magazines — now in it’s 12th year.”
said Neil Ticktin, Publisher of MacTech Magazine. “Will’s hands on approach
and up-to-date knowledge in today’s development environments/issues including
Java will help to keep the magazine on the cutting edge.”

The creation of a separate Editor-in-Chief position is in addition to our
existing editorial staff (e.g., Matt Neuburg continues as Editor) and the
Editorial Board MacTech created in 1995.

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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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