– Public voting in June expresses people’s choice
– The Mac technical community’s most influential people

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 6, 2007 — MacTech Magazine today announced
the 2007 MacTech 25: The Mac technical community’s most influential people.
With open public voting that started in March, the MacTech 25 allowed the
community to recognize those who are the most influential — through their
work, writing, or any other effort they may make.

Full list, pictures, and write ups at:

The MacTech 25 is designed to recognize the technical contributions of
developers, writers, bloggers, problem-solvers and personalities to the
Macintosh technical community. The MacTech 25 is no popularity contest, nor
is it to “pick your favorite CEO.” We looked for the most influential in
the Mac TECHNICAL market.

MacTech, and the community, would like to recognize the individuals below.
A full write up by Edward Marczak and Jeffrey Rochin with contributions by
Dean Shavit, including pictures, categories, and has been published in the
June issue of MacTech, just in time for this year’s WWDC.

The rules of the voting were that anyone could vote. MacTech internal staff
and Xplain Corp. employees are ineligible. Apple employees are not
eligible for the list, but are eligible for honorable mention list.

2007 MacTech 25 List:

Aaron Hillegass
Adam and Tonya Engst
Allan Odgaard
Amit Singh
Andrew Welch
Andy Ihnatko
Ben Wilson
Brent Simmons
Chris Breen
Daniel Jalkut
Dave Nanian
Glen Fleishman
Gus Mueller
Joe Kissell
John Gruber
John Siracusa
Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch
Matt Neuburg
Paul Kafasis
Philip Dow
Ric Ford
Rob Griffiths
Scott Stevenson
Ted Landau
Wil Shipley

Honorable Mention:

Adam Christianson
Alex Lagutin
Bruce Lacey
Chris Forsythe
David Pogue
Leo Laporte
Merlin Mann
Schoun Regan

“We want to congratulate this year’s list of the MacTech 25, and thank them
for their contributions to the industry,” said Neil Ticktin,
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of MacTech Magazine. “This is a great
community, with lots of contributors, and this list represents some of the
best and the brightest around.”

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Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused
on Macintosh at the technical level. Each month, MacTech and is
read by over 125,000 technical Macintosh users in over 175 countries …
from network administrators to programmers, from solution providers to
Enterprise, and in general anyone that’s interested in the Macintosh beyond
the user level. MacTech’s approach has always been that of “How-to” as
opposed to the “You can do this” articles in many magazines.

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