HyperStudio(R) Creator Roger Wagner Back as President of Company He
BOSTON, June 22 /CNW/ -- Roger Wagner, creator of HyperStudio(R),
multimedia software for education, and Software MacKiev, an award-winning
software developer and publisher, announced today that they have repurchased
Roger Wagner Publishing, Inc. along with the HyperStudio trademark from
Sunburst Technology Corporation.
Mr. Wagner, who founded Roger Wagner Publishing in 1978 is collaborating
with Software MacKiev on a new generation of HyperStudio products. A new
edition, HyperStudio(R) 5, is planned for introduction by Software MacKiev in
late Summer 2007, and a preview version is being demonstrated this week at the
National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta (Software MacKiev booth
"I'm convinced that the new HyperStudio is going to be a worthy successor
to the original," explained Roger Wagner. "The technologies now available
allow Software MacKiev's developers to create extraordinary features that make
today's HyperStudio a far more elegant product."
"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Roger again," said
Software MacKiev president, Jack Minsky. "He is one of the true educational
software visionaries of our time, and with his help, we're sure that the next
generation of HyperStudio products will live up to the expectations educators
have for this legendary brand name."
About Roger Wagner
Roger Wagner, the technology mentor who created HyperStudio, became best
known for his commitment to education and popularizing the importance of
multimedia writing. He was the first to give students software that enabled
them to make meaningful projects from the information they studied.
HyperStudio became the number one software title in education. In the past ten
years Roger has become a pilot, a patent-holding inventor, and owner of a rare
book auction house.
About Software MacKiev
Software MacKiev is a leading developer and publisher of award-winning
consumer and educational software, including Kid Pix Deluxe 3X, The Print Shop
2, World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia, 3D Weather Globe & Atlas, Mavis Beacon
Teaches Typing, and three Dr. Seuss titles (ABC, Green Eggs and Ham and The
Cat in the Hat). In the education market, Software MacKiev also publishes the
Cluefinders series and Edmark's Thinkin' Things.
For more information, please visit http://www.hyperstudio.com or
For further information:
For further information: Zinna Alekseeva of Software MacKiev,
+1-617-227-6681 Web Site: http://www.mackiev.com