I’d like to thank my Mum for inspiring my lifelong love of books, my Dad for inspiring my lifelong love of computers, and my brother for underwriting my move to London and giving me a chance to get a full-time web development job. Also sincere thanks to the rest of my family for being there for me over the years.

A big thank you to Boyd Gilchrist who, while we were both at university, patiently answered such questions as “What’s this web browser thing, then?” and “HTML, what the fudge is that?” among many others I couldn’t be bothered to research on my own in the pre-Google era. Also, thanks to my other friends at university, especially Graham Barr who not only put up with living with me for several years but also managed to ...

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