Computing is a privately held software development and consulting
firm with offices in San Jose, California as well as the Franklin/Nashville area in Tennessee. It was established in 1991 by human interface
designer Peter Bickford, a nine-year veteran of Apple Computer
where he served as Senior Scientist for Human Interface, and
in the design of over three hundred Apple and third-party products.
Bickford is the author of over fifty articles on Human Interface
for Apples developer newsletter Apple Directions,
and is the the author of the book,
Interface Design (Addison-Wesley, 1997).
is dedicated to two goals: making it easier for people to use computer
technology to get things done, and making computers themselves
We achieve the
first goal through our human interface and software consultancy
services. Our clients have included IBM, Cisco Systems, Nortel
Networks, Case, Pioneer Hybrid, and numerous web companies.
projects have ranged from interface reviews of client-server systems
to multimedia programming and design.
In 1992, we
began work on what has become our flagship software product, ComicBase.
Originally designed as a multimedia-oriented database for comic
collectors, it has grown into the premier reference and inventory
program for Macintosh and Windows personal computers.
includes art and descriptions for over 50,000 comic titles and
over 825,000 individual comics, plus current values and historical
of individual comics—and more are being added everyday. The
latest version also includes clips and previews of comic-book
related movies and internet links to comic book publisher's
In August 1999,
we announced a joint venture with the newspaper of the comic book
industry, Comics Buyer's
Guide. Among other projects, we've combined our price
information toward what will be the largest, most comprehensive
database of comic information ever published. With the addition
of ComicBase's pricing research and experience, the two companies
have worked to produce the most accurate, reliable source of
available to comic
Main Mailing Address:
1425 Holly Hill Drive
Franklin, TN 37064
Tel: (408) 266-6883