— All Exhibitors Invited to Sell Through DevDepot
— One-Stop Shop for All Attendees

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA and FRAMINGHAM, MA — May 2, 2002 — DevDepot(r), the
leader in Macintosh related and technical product sales, and IDG World
Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and
events for IT markets around the globe, announced today that DevDepot has
been named producer of the Official Retail Store at IDG World Expo’s
Macworld Conference & Expo, in both New York 2002, and in San Francisco
2003. Macworld Conference & Expo attendees will now benefit from the
combination of DevDepot’s world renowned customer service and competitive
pricing, and the scope of products seen at the Macworld events.

Macworld Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS
event. The upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo will take place July 15-19,
2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

DevDepot’s in-depth product and market knowledge has long served the most
influential members of the Macintosh community. DevDepot offers the high
level of service and competitive prices that these customers demand. Expo
attendees can expect to find the latest and coolest Macintosh related
products at the store located on the show floor … all easy to purchase,
and all in a one-stop location.

“Macworld Conference & Expo is the premier Macintosh community event. As
producers of the show’s official store, DevDepot will provide attendees
with the greatest deals on the hottest products,” said Andrea Sniderman,
president of DevDepot. “DevDepot will make available the best the Mac has
to offer, while serving the needs of both vendors and customers.”

“Attendees love the convenience of a one-stop shop offering unique show
specials” said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and
product development at IDG World Expo. “Not only can attendees buy many of
the products exhibited on the show floor, but they can do so at the best
prices and in one easy step. DevDepot has long had a presence in the
MacTech Central area of the Macworld show floor, and we’re pleased that
they have agreed to offer this valuable service to Macworld attendees by
becoming the show’s official store.”

All Macworld exhibitors, including those in the special interest pavilions
managed by Xplain Corporation, are invited to sell their products through
the Official Retail Store. DevDepot offers exhibitors the simplest and
easiest way to sell their wares, without the burden of listing fees,
charges, or hidden “gotchas.”

Vendors interested in getting their products listed in The Official
Macworld Conference & Expo Store, brought to you by DevDepot, should
contact DevDepot’s vendor relations department.

Nick DeMello
Direct: 805-435-1005
Main: 805-494-9797

About DevDepot

DevDepot is a division of Xplain Corporation. DevDepot is a retail sales,
mail order and distribution company offering a large selection of computer
resources. As the premiere source of both technical products and computer
accessories, DevDepot enjoys a world renowned reputation for customer
service. See for more information.

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(r) and RadGad(sm).
Custom Services provides turnkey production services for publishers, and
tradeshow services including turnkey pavilions and onsite management.
Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village, CA. See for more information.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event.
Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as consumers using the Mac at
home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS
audiences in creative services, education, application development,
entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments.
Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the
opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these
markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces IT-focused
tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class
education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the
leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its
experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling
technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential
buyers. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes
Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld
Conference & Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a
business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and
event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online
users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world
through (, which comprises more than 330
targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168
computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC,
provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43
countries. Company information is available at