Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 20 / JANUARY 1982 / PAGE 189

Capital Children's Museum And Reston Publishing Company To Develop Software

The Capital Children's Museum of Washington, DC and Reston Publishing Company (A Prentice-Hall Company) are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a series of educational book/ software packages for microcomputers. The series is designed to promote a creative, interactive use of computers by children, parents, and teachers. The product will be implemented initially on the Atari 800 Personal Computer System; design and testing are being managed by Super-boots, the software development arm of the Capital Children's Museum.

The first package, entitled Paint, will be available in early 1982. Paint will be a versatile educational tool that will be suitable for use either in the home or in a classroom setting. The book accompanying the software will be a guide to a wide range of activities which parents or teachers can use to extend a child's interest in computer learning.

Early in 1981, Atari made a significant donation to the Capital Children's Museum in the form of 30 Atari microcomputer systems. This contribution has allowed the Museum to establish a computer learning environment called Future Center, to put computer programs in exhibits, and to utilize other computers in Superboots. Superboots is the software development lab where computer programs are created. Software is used both in Future Center and in exhibits and is marketed outside the Museum through Reston Publishing Company.

For more information, contact: Bob Evans, Administrator, Superboots, Capital Children's Museum, 800 Third Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002 (202)543-8600. Nikki Hardin, Editor, Reston Publishing Company, 11480 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 22090 (703)437-8900.