There are many people without whom this book would never have made it into your hands.
I owe a great debt to PC hardware maven and Web site impresario Larry Barber from
AnandTech.com, who introduced me to Que Publishing acquisitions editor Rick Kughen. After Rick invited me to work as a reviewer on The AnandTech Guide to PC Gaming Hardware by Anand Lal Schimpi, we started kicking around ideas for a tech title of my own. Rick and I exchanged lists of book project ideas. A book about the new generation of computer-based consumer appliances appeared on both our lists.
The entire team at Que—Rick, dedicated development editor Todd Brakke, associate publisher Greg Wiegand, and others—have been tremendously patient, gracious, and supportive ...