MANHASSET, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, computer-industry visionaries are being selected for induction into the third annual Industry Hall of Fame by the editors of CMP Media's Computer Reseller News. The select group, which is endorsed by The Computer Museum, will be honored at an invitation-only ceremony to be held in conjunction with Fall Comdex in Las Vegas.
"These inductees are selected for their dramatic impact on technology and the computer industry," said Robert Faletra, vice president/editorial director of CMP's Channel Group and editor-in-chief of Computer Reseller News. Their contributions will have long-lasting effects not only on the industry but also on the worldwide business community."
The third annual Industry Hall of Fame will be held on Monday, November 15, 1999 at the Hard Rock Hotel. This event will commemorate the IT industry pioneers and their contributions to the technology industry. The premier entertainment for the night's awards ceremony will be Ray Romano, comedian and star of the hit series "Everybody Loves Raymond."
Currently on CRN online, http://www.crn.com, are profiles of the 1998 inductees as well as exclusive editorial coverage from last year's midweek issue. Another special Comdex midweek issue that will focus on the Hall of Fame will be featured on November 14, 1999. The Computer Museum will also feature an ongoing exhibit at their site in a dedicated wing of the museum.
The Industry Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to recognize the achievements of computer-industry visionaries. Past inductees include Steve Ballmer, Paul Brainerd, Rod Canion, Don Estridge, Bill Gates, Andrew Grove, William Hewlett, Steve Jobs, Mitch Kapor, Chip Lacy, Jeffrey McKeever, Bill Millard, Ray Noorda, Edward Raymund, Alan Shugart, Paul Allen, Tim Berners-Lee, Dan Bricklin, Vint Cerf, Ross Cooley, Larry Ellison, Bronson Ingram, Charles Wang, John Warnock and Steve Wozniak.
Published by CMP Media Inc. (Nasdaq: CMPX), Computer Reseller News has a circulation of more than 115,000 and reaches readers with the product trends and industry news needed to sell comprehensive technology solutions. The publication's news coverage is also available via e-mail through CRN Direct. This free, customizable daily newsletter -- available in both text and full- HTML formats -- allows users to choose up to 20 companies, products and trends to track. Registration for CRN Direct is available through CRN Online (http://www.crn.com).
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