The Missing Credits
About the Authors
J.D. Biersdorfer (author) is the author of several O’Reilly books, including the first 10 editions of this book; iPad: 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 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. J.D. can be heard each week on the Pop Tech Jam audio podcast at www.poptechjam.com. She has a degree in Theatre & Drama from Indiana University. You can reach her at email@example.com.
David Pogue (co-author) writes a weekly technology column for The New York Times and a monthly column for Scientific American. He’s an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, the host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and the creator of the Missing Manual series.
He’s the author or coauthor of 55 books, including 28 in this series; six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); two novels (one, Abby Carnelia’s One and Only Magical Power, for middle-schoolers); and The World According to Twitter. In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a piano player, and a magician. He lives in Connecticut with his three awesome children.
About the Creative Team
Peter McKie (editor) lives in New York City, where he archives historic images of his summer community. He has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristen Borg (production editor) is busily planning her summer wedding. Now living in Boston, she hails from Arizona and considers New England winters a fair trade for no longer finding scorpions in her hairdryer. Email: email@example.com.
Julie Hawks (indexer) is an indexer for the Missing Manual series. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Religious Studies while discovering the joys of warm winters in the Carolinas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcia Simmons (proofreader) is a writer and editor who lives in Petaluma, California. She’s the author of DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks. Her personal blog can be found at marciaisms.com.
I would like to thank David Pogue for suggesting this book to me way back in 2002, and for being a terrific editor through the mad scramble of the first two editions. Also thanks to editors Peter Meyers and Peter McKie for guiding me through the past ten updates. Thanks to Kristen Borg, Lesley Keegan, Ron Bilodeau, Katherine Ippoliti, Monica Kamsvaag, Rob Romano, Rebecca Demarest, Sara Peyton, Betsy Waliszewski, Laurie Petrycki, and all the folks at O’Reilly for all their help. Thanks to Apple for courteously providing the iPod images and to the assorted iPod accessory companies who made their photos available.
I’d also to thank all my friends and family (especially and most importantly, Betsy Book) for putting up with me every year when Apple announces new iPods and I disappear into my computer for several weeks, muttering incoherently and cranking up the show tunes and bluegrass playlists to a hearty volume.
The Missing Manual Series
Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index and cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters). Recent and upcoming titles include:
Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
CSS: The Missing Manual, Third Edition, by David Sawyer McFarland
Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition, by Matthew MacDonald
Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Excel 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Flash CS6: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Google+: The Missing Manual by Kevin Purdy
HTML5: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
iMovie ’11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller
iPhone: The Missing Manual, Sixth Edition by David Pogue
iPhoto ’11: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider
Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers
Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Office 2013: The Missing Manual by Nancy Connor, Chris Grover, and Matthew MacDonald
Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider
Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by Brett McLaughlin
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition by David Pogue
Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
For a full list of all Missing Manuals in print, go to www.missingmanuals.com/library.html.