For Immediate Release

PreceptorTools Public Beta Released
The New Way to Develop Courseware – In Minutes!

Edinburgh, Scotland, 25th September, 2003

Messimer Computing, Inc. and Runtime Revolution Ltd. today jointly
announced the release of the PreceptorTools public beta. With the
PreceptorTools courseware builder, teachers, trainers and students can
develop training modules, instructional aids, and presentations for every
major platform in minutes, without any programming! Beginners can get
started right away, while experienced Revolution developers can use
Revolution’s rich feature set to customize PreceptorTools for their own

Steve Messimer, President of Messimer Computing, said, “With its easy-to
use ready-made lessons, PreceptorTools is perfect for busy teachers. The
prebuilt navigation aids, quizzes, and exams let teachers focus on
delivering educational solutions, without worrying about how to code them.”
Messimer added, “I chose Revolution because of its unrivaled ease of use
and power. PreceptorTools taps that power for teachers and courseware
developers to use.”

Kevin Miller, CEO of Runtime Revolution, said, “We’re delighted Messimer
Computing chose Revolution to develop PreceptorTools. In combination with
Revolution’s user-centric approach to development, PreceptorTools makes it
even easier for courseware developers to create great computer-based
training solutions.”

To download the public beta version of PreceptorTools, visit
( This public beta can be used for
30 days. PreceptorTools 1.0 will ship in fourth quarter 2003, and will be
distributed in the Runtime Revolution online store.

About Runtime Revolution
Founded in 1997, Runtime Revolution focuses on bringing user-centric
development tools to all major platforms. The company produces Revolution,
Revolution Express, and Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor. Runtime Revolution, which
recently completed its acquisition of MetaCard Corp., is based in
Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information, please visit the company on the
web at (

About Messimer Computing
Messimer Computing, Inc. is an applications development firm located in
Escanaba, Michigan. It has provided systems information services, custom
database design, and application development services to companies and
individuals throughout the Midwest since 1986.