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AJ Software & Multimedia Wins


Atomic Archive: History, Science and Consequences

For Immediate Release

ROME, ITALY (April 11, 2000) - AJ Software & Multimedia received high honors within the scientific and education communities by winning Pirelli's INTERNETional Award for best CDROM/Website prompting scientific awareness via the Internet.

Atomic Archive (, developed and published by AJ Software and Multimedia of San Diego, California, is the first entry from the United States to win this coveted award. Atomic Archive was released in August 1999 and is available on CD-ROM for PC and Macintosh computers. A preview can be accessed online at This accompanying multi-award winning website has been featured on CNN's Headline News.

The 1999 Pirelli INTERNETional Award winners were chosen from hundreds of entries and judged by a panel of journalists, Nobel laureates, multimedia designers, and industry experts. The awards program was launched in 1995 to identify and promote excellence in multimedia works that improve knowledge and intelligent control of science and technology.

The 1999 Pirelli INTERNETional Award was presented by Pirelli, the Italian multinational company, on April 11, 2000 in a formal ceremony in Rome, Italy "This project has been a passion of ours since the company was formed," said Chris Griffith, co-owner of AJ Software & Multimedia. "We were extremely honored to receive this award. The development of the atomic bomb is one of the greatest stories of science's impact on society and culture."

About Atomic Archive CD-ROM

Based in part on the multi-award-winning web site,, "Atomic Archive" is the definitive multimedia CD-ROM chronicling the world's race for nuclear weapons. Users can discover how nuclear weapons work, from their basic physics to their massive and destructive effects. They can learn about topics such as arms control technology, the deadly delivery systems of the nuclear triad, and explore the potential consequences of nuclear explosions on three major U.S. cities. The CD-ROM also includes footage from Visual Concept Entertainment's films, "Trinity and Beyond" and "The Atomic Filmmakers - Behind the Scenes."

About AJ Software & Multimedia

San Diego-based AJ Software & Multimedia was co-founded in 1991 by Chris and Anita Griffith. AJ Software & Multimedia is a developer of innovative interactive software for the new millennium. The company's clients include: Presto Studios, Blue Byte, Interplay, Bandai Entertainment and Performance Digital Laboratories. AJ Software & Multimedia can be found on the World Wide Web at (send e-mail inquires to


Anita Griffith
AJ Software & Multimedia

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