— MacTech Central makes its debut at Apple Expo Paris
— “International Pavilion” to help bring developers to European market

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA and PARIS, FRANCE — September 10, 2002 — Xplain
Corporation, the leader in pavilion management, unveiled today two new
pavilions at Apple Expo, in Paris (10-14 September, 2002). These two
special interest areas will bring technical tools to the Paris show, as
well as help introduce many international publishers to the European market.

Apple Expo, Europe’s premier Macintosh event, takes place from September 10
– 14, 2002, and takes place at Porte De Versailles in Paris. See
( for more information on attending.

Special Interest Pavilions, including Xplain’s long running MacTech
Central(sm), have long featured both up-and-coming companies, as well as
showcased technologies. These pavilions provide exhibiting companies with
a cost-effective, turnkey method to reach their target audiences
face-to-face without requiring a large staff or display. In turn, attendees
with particular interests can experience first-hand the very latest
Macintosh technology for specific market segments in a cohesive setting.

MacTech Central, sponsored by MacTech Magazine, the journal of Macintosh
technology and development, is the premiere place for all technical
products including programming and development, web development, network
administrator tools and services, and other related developer and technical
products. Come and see products by:

ALSYD/REALbasic, (
ALSYD/RagTime, (
Borland Software Corporation, (
DevDepot, (
European HyperCard User Group, (
MacTech Magazine, (
Metrowerks Corporation, (
OpenBase International, Ltd., (
Oracle Corporation, (
PowerGlot Software, (, (
Radiologic Technologies, (
Runtime Revolution Limited, (
Sun Microsystems, Inc., (
View By View, Inc., (

The International Pavilion is designed for companies based outside Europe
who would like to make their entry into the European market. Exhibitors
will not only be able to talk with attendees, but take part in special
events with local distributors, and related companies, all with the purpose
of bringing their products to Europe. Come and see products by:

A & P Consulting gmbH, (
eZedia Inc., (
Hansa Business Solutions (UK) Limited, (
Harman Multimedia, (
MacSpeech, Inc., ( )
Marathon Computers, Inc., (
Palm Digital Media, (
Prosoft Engineering, Inc., (
Troll Touch/T2D, Inc., (
WiebeTech LLC, (

“Apple Expo is Europe’s premier Macintosh event. We’re introducing
Europeans to the long successful MacTech Central, as well as introduce more
companies into Europe.” said Neil Ticktin, CEO of Xplain Corporation. “With
a mission focused on serving these specific purposes, these pavilions will
continue our track record of focused pavilions.”

About MacTech Magazine

Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused
on Macintosh technology and development. Distributed in 64 countries,
MacTech is read by tens of thousands of programmers, solution providers,
and people everywhere that want to understand what’s under the hood of
Macintosh. In addition to the premier news and information vehicle for 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. Full
source code listings available on the World Wide Web, disk, and CD-ROM. 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.

Press Contacts:

Susan M. Worley
Xplain Custom Services
805-435-1004 Direct
805-494-9797 Main
805-494-9798 Fax