— San Francisco, January 2002, Booth 3426, North Hall

San Francisco, CA — January 7, 2001 — MacTech Magazine and Macworld
Conference & Expo are pleased to announce the return of MacTech
Central(sm). MacTech Central is the technical special interest pavilion at
Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco. It’s the premiere place for all
technical products including programming and development, web development,
and other related products. MacTech Central, at Macworld Expo/San
Francisco/January 8-11, is where people can see all the industry’s leading
vendors and latest innovations.

MacTech Central is sponsored by MacTech Magazine, along with Aladdin
Knowledge Systems, DevDepot, Metrowerks, REAL Software, and Runtime
Revolution Limited.

Participating companies include: 21st Century Media Inc. * Aladdin
Knowledge Systems Inc. * Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. * Blue World
Communications, Inc. * Borland Software Corporation * CMS Peripherals,
Inc. * Daemon News, Inc. * Dartware, LLC * DevDepot *
eSellerate/Mindvision * FileWave (USA) Inc. * FireWire Depot *
MacSpeech, Inc. * MacTech Magazine * Mark/Space Softworks * Men &
Mice * Metrowerks Corporation * ONADIME, Inc. * OpenBase
International, Ltd. * P & L Software Ltd * Perforce Software *
Prosoft Engineering, Inc. * ProVUE Development * R/com Networks, Inc.
* REAL Software, Inc. * Rocky Mountain Ram * Runtime Revolution
Limited * Softmagic, Inc. * SoftPress Systems, Ltd. * Sustainable
Softworks, Inc.

At this Macworld, you’ll easily find our specialty pavilion, simply look
for the large signage above the pavilion on the show floor to help direct
you to MacTech Central. Also, there is an information area hosted by
MacTech Magazine, and the DevDepot selling area to get the best deals on
products at the show.

“This pavilion is is the focal point at Macworld Conference & Expo for the
technical attendees seeking out exhibitors with developer and technical
information,” said Neil Ticktin, CEO, Xplain Corporation which manages the
pavilion. “With a mission focused on serving the developer/technical
communities, this pavilion has vendors of all types and sizes showing off
the best the Mac has to offer.”

“Attendees are able to test the increasing number of hot, new tools and
applications and to meet the experts and developers behind those
technologies,” said MacTech Magazine. “We are excited about this technical
special interest area – MacTech Central – it’s the ever successful and
longest-running Macworld Conference & Expo special interest area.”

“DevDepot is proud to be a sponsor of the MacTech Central pavilion at
Macworld Expo — this specialty area is a comprehensive location for the
developer community,” said Nick DeMello, Marketing Manager of DevDepot. “If
have been a part of the technical community for years, or you’re just
beginning as a programmer, developing web content, managing networks,
you’ll have the opportunity to meet the experts face-to-face, explore the
cutting edge of technology and will learn about new products for the Mac
worldwide.” As always, DevDepot’s full size truck will be there with all of
the greatest deals and wares in the industry.

For all the MacTech Central turnkey station package details throughout the
year; send


About MacTech Magazine

Established in 1984 as a forum for programmers and developers, MacTech
Magazine has evolved into a premier news and information vehicle targeted
at tens of thousands of developers in over sixty countries. In addition to
the new web, networking and content coverage, MacTech continues to include
several regular columns, industry news, conference reports, product
reviews, a broad range of languages and environments, the latest in
shortcuts and insider secrets, advertisements specifically for Macintosh
techies, and full source code listings available on the World Wide Web,
floppy disk, and CD-ROM.

About Xplain Corporation

Xplain Corporation has three divisions — publishing, mail order and custom
services. The publishing division includes MacTech(r) Magazine, and THINK Reference(tm). The mail order division
operates DevDepot(sm), Depot Store(sm), and the
Depot(sm). Custom services provides custom publishing and trade show
services including such projects as MacTech Central(sm) and fulfillment
services. Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village,