For Immediate Release


Thinking Home wins Best Apple Technology Adoption and Runner Up for Best
New Product and Most Innovative Product

STERLING, VIRGINIA -May 23, 2000- Always Thinking, Inc., announces that it
received three awards at the 5th Annual Apple Design Awards for its
Macintosh home automation product, Thinking Home. Presentations were made
at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference 2000 held in San Jose,
California, attended by more than 4,000 developers from around the world.

Thinking Home was presented the award for Best Apple Technology Adoption
and Runner Up for Best New Product and Most Innovative Product. The Apple
Design Awards recognize exceptional work on the part of developers to adopt
and implement Apple standards for innovation, usability and Apple
technology into their application designs.

“These awards are a great honor for us. They reinforce our dedication to
developing leading edge Macintosh applications both in-house and for our
clients,” said Bruce Lawton, Vice President of Always Thinking and one of
the developers of Thinking Home. “It is exciting to be recognized for doing
what we love to do; develop innovative Macintosh software. We are already
working on the next release of Thinking Home.”

Thinking Home is a Macintosh application that enables you to operate lamps
and appliances in the home using inexpensive X-10 modules. Devices can be
operated using the mouse or by AppleScript and even by voice. You can
schedule things to turn on and off without having to leave your Macintosh
running full-time. For more information on Thinking Home, visit

Always Thinking, Inc. specializes in developing custom business and
commercial software applications for Macintosh and Windows, Internet
applications and Web sites. Always Thinking is a full-service firm,
providing full life-cycle development support, and cost effective, timely
development services that meet clients’ specific business needs.

Founded in August of 1997, Always Thinking has developed commercial
software for companies large and small including AOL, Microsoft, Research
Systems, Inc., and others. With headquarters in Beaufort, South Carolina,
Always Thinking also maintains a consulting services office in Northern
Virginia. Additional information can be obtained by e-mailing Always
Thinking at or by visiting the company’s web site,