We dedicate this book to the first person who looked at a computer and then asked the question, “I wonder how I make it do this... ?”
And to those that made programming complex enough that people need a book like ours to learn it.
David: To Dawn. The smartest person I know.
Paul: This one’s dedicated to my father, Jim Barry, who, 25 years ago—when I needed a push—pushed me toward computing. That was a good push.