Business Wire, Oct 2, 1998

MANHASSET, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 1998--Ten computer-industry visionaries have been selected for induction into the industry Hall of Fame by the editors of CMP Media's Computer Reseller News. The select group, which has been endorsed by The Computer Museum in Boston, will be honored at an invitation-only ceremony to be held in conjunction with Fall Comdex in Las Vegas.

The 1998 inductees are:

Paul Allen, Vulcan Northwest (cofounder of Microsoft) Tim Berners-Lee, M.I.T. (developer of the World Wide Web) Dan Bricklin, Trellix Corp. (creator of Visicalc) Vint Cerf, MCI Communications, Nasdaq: WCOM, (codeveloper of networking protocol) Ross Cooley, (developer of Compaq's channel program) Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp., Nasdaq: ORCL Bronson Ingram (deceased, founder of Ingram Industries) Charles Wang, Computer Associates, NYSE: CA John Warnock, Adobe Systems, Nasdaq: ADBE Steve Wozniak (cofounder of Apple Computer)

"These inductees have been 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."

Profiles of new Hall of Fame members will be published in the October 5 issue of Computer Reseller News and on its Web site, In addition, a special Comdex midweek issue will focus on the Hall of Fame.

The industry Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to recognize the achievements of computer-industry visionaries. Past inductees include Bill Gates, Andrew Grove, William Hewlett, Steve Jobs, Ray Noorda and Alan Shugart.

Published by CMP Media Inc., 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 (

CMP Media Inc. (Nasdaq: CMPX) is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the broad technology spectrum--the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Online editions of the company's print publications, along with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at NSTL, the company's independent testing lab, serves government, corporate and technology-vendor clients around the world.

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