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San Francisco 1996
|From MacWorld Expo to you. This new table format represents our first no-paper issue of the Best of Show Awards. Now brought to you by N.E. Mac ["any Mac"]... as The Boston Computer Society sinks slowly into the sunset. Sunk by people without a clue or a mission. Too bad, we had fun and did good... at BCS Mac.|
Best of Show Award to...
Best of Show Company
What We Say!
|Shadow Wraith||StarPlay||Great 2D space maze game with enough effects to equal 3D. Things not people get blown up, if that makes a difference [we think it does].|
|Suitcase 3.0||Symantec||The Great One returns! This is drag and drop font heaven for managing even a few families of type.|
|Internet Phone for the Mac||VocalTec||Let your IP do the walking... anywhere over the Internet with a local call.|
|Dramatica Pro||ScreenPlay Systems||Is it a Hollywood writing tool or a great learning tool for movie buffs? It's both|
|Flight Unlimited||A Looking Glass Technology||A great flight simulator fueled by real stereo photography for real landscapes and that beats boring Microsoft anyday.|
|Live Picture 2.5||Live Picture USA||Better, cheaper, and still very high end photo compostion for the professional designer but priced for the future designer. John Sculley included at no extra charge.|
|FileMaker Pro 3.0||Claris||A FileMaker database you can relate to. Those who know the old FM will not have to relearn anything but there's a portal here to a new world of information you'll like.|
|PageTool, QXTools, DrawTools, Intellihance||Extensis||A suite of enhancements for the rest of us. Shortcuts included for the beginner and advanced user. In fact no one could possibly use all the features and that's a great feature in itself.|
|Quicken 6.0||Intuit||Online Mac-banking included in a good upgrade.|
|Cyberdog||Apple||Copland-class Open Doc programming application-maker for Internet tasks disguised as a simple desktop application anyone can use now!|
|Stitch Painter||Cochenille Design Studio||Make MacSweaters in your spare time and have time left over... for more sweaters?!|
|Computer Furniture||Green Design Furniture||Too cool and probably too expensive Mac furniture from Maine. BUT you'll love it... no formica trees sacrificed in the manufacture.|
|Retrospect 3.0||Dantz||The backup software hits a new generation.|
|Marionet||Allegiant Technologies||Build-it-yourself Internet browsers and applications aimed at teachers but hits the need of everyone with a story to tell on the web.|
|Beyond the Mac Is Not a Typewriter||Peachpit Press||But of course. Beyond is a must read for Robin Williams fans... who did I leave out? The Beyond refers to a quick and easy expansion of the original Typewriter matter for the person interested in good design with type: both the how and why are made simple here.|
Best of Show operatives and unindicted co-conspirators: Joe Kelley, David Drucker, Andy Ihnatko, and Jeff Kane, MD.
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