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iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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J.D. Biersdorfer (author) is the author of several O’Reilly books, including iPod: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps, Second Edition, and Netbooks: The Missing Manual. She’s been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for The New York Times since 1998 and has covered everything from 17th-century Indian art to the world of female hackers for the newspaper. She’s also written articles for the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Budget Travel, The New York Times Book Review, and Rolling Stone. She studied in the Theater & Drama program at Indiana University and now spends her limited spare moments playing the banjo badly, drinking copious amounts of tea, and watching BBC World News. Email: .

About the Creative Team

Peter McKie (editor) learned the ins and outs of his iPad 2 by editing this book. He has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and every once in a while sneaks into abandoned buildings to take photos. Email: .

Dan Fauxsmith (production editor) lives in Belmont, Mass. From time to time he adds photographs of plants to his website (www.theplantbase.com). Email: .

Julie Hawks (indexer) is an indexer for the Missing Manual series. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Religious Studies while discovering the joys of warm winters in the Carolinas. Email: .

Marcia Simmons (proofreader) is a writer and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s author of the book DIY Cocktails. Blog: www.marciaisms.com.

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank David Pogue for getting me into the book business back in 2002 and for being a terrific editor on our mutual projects over the years. Also thanks to editor Peter McKie for making sense of things during the mad scramble, and to all the Missing Manual folks at O’Reilly Media—especially Monica Kamsvaag, Cheryl Deras, and Frank Deras for the custom iPad photography gracing these pages.

Big thanks to Mac guru Alan Yacavone for sharing his knowledge and to Matthew Silver for the valiant loan of his brand-new iPad 2 for a photo shoot. Katherine Ippoliti’s graphics work in this edition also deserves a shout-out.

And thanks to the friends who don’t get offended when I go into the Deadline Zone, and to family (especially and most importantly, Betsy Book) for putting up with me during the long hours with the show tunes and bluegrass blasting forth from the writing corner.

J.D. Biersdorfer

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