I would like to show my appreciation to the following friends. Without their assistance, encouragement, and influence this book would never have materialized. They are (in no particular order):
Viki Williams, Senior Acquisitions Editor for Addison-Wesley (and avid English football fan) for all your patience and assistance.
The editorial team and anonymous reviewers working hard at Addison-Wesley for picking out all those bugs and errors which I had (intentionally and unintentionally) embedded in the original manuscript.
Grace, Hellen and Badi of Computer Times, Special Projects Team at Singapore Press Holdings. Writing for you guys opened up new worlds. And Jenny, thanks for introducing me to technical journalism.
K.C. at Microsoft ...