MacMinute Traditions Live On at MacTech and MacsimumNews
– Readers given option for two types of news presentations
– MacMinute Cafe continues, to be hosted by MacTech
– MacMinute archives to be hosted by MacTech

June 6, 2008 — WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tennessee —
MacTech Magazine and announced plans for MacMinute
readers. With the passing of Stan Flack (founder of both MacMinute and
MacCentral), his family has determined that the site cannot continue. The
family has opted to encourage MacMinute Readers to check out two news
options — MacTech’s Community News Scan, and
Additionally, the MacMinute Cafe will continue, and moved to MacTech
servers. And, the MacMinute archives will be preserved and hosted by
MacTech as well.

“Stan worked so diligently to create and maintain a site concerning Mac
related news, even throughout his terminal illness,” according to his
sister, Julie (Flack) McKenna. “We are honored that others continue that
which Stan began. We feel that the needs of the Mac community can be
serviced well by both MacTech and MacsimumNews. Stan spoke of them both
often, and I’m certain that Stan would be honored to have them carry on his
work. Because of Neil Ticktin and Dennis Sellers, MacMinute’s traditions,
archives and forums will live on, and we sincerely appreciate their
willingness, tenacity and long hours to help me make this happen.”

“Stan was a true pioneer in Mac media, and will be missed. While MacMinute
cannot continue, we wanted to find a way for his legacy to live on and to
remember Stan,” said Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of MacTech
Magazine. “It’s been our privilege and honor to assist Stan’s sister Julie,
and to give MacMinute’s readers and forum users a path that keeps Stan’s
traditions alive.”

“It’s an honor for me to help, in some small way, to continue Stan’s
legacy,” Macsimum News Editor/Publisher Dennis Sellers says. “Stan was a
good friend of mine, from my early days at MacCentral. In fact, Stan is the
one who got me involved in the world of online journalism. I’ve always
hoped that Macsimum would have a bit of the flavor of MacCentral, with our
own twists. Now we’ll do our best to also continue the spirit of MacMinute.”

Readers can see samples of what both the MacTech News Scanner and
MacsimumNews have to offer, as well more information on the announcement,
at (

And, MacMinute readers are welcome to joint the MacTech family in print as
well. MacTech Magazine is normally $47 per year in the U.S., but… The
Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft is sponsoring a limited number of
complimentary subscriptions. Individuals just pay a shipping and handling
charge of $9.95 to receive MacTech monthly for six months. This only
applies for new subscribers. For more information, and to fill out a short
survey to qualify, go to (

About MacTech Magazine

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 150,000 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 publications.

MacTech’s web site includes not only the magazine’s extensive archives and
open source projects for the Mac (, but also a
community search engine and a news aggregator to keep readers up to date
with one look across the community. (

About MacsimumNews

Macsimum News is a daily online newspaper about all things Apple. It’s
updated six days a week with news, reviews, features, editorials, podcasts
and much more. Soon to enter its fifth year, Macsimum News is based in
Nashville, Tennessee, it’s overseen by Dennis Sellers with Associate
Editors Daniel East, Frank Petrie and Dave Merten, as well as various
international correspondents.