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iPod: The Missing Manual, 8th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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The Missing Credits

About the Authors

J.D. Biersdorfer is the author of Netbooks: The Missing Manual and co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual, iPhoto ’09: The Missing Manual, and the second edition of Google: 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 and watching BBC World News. Email: .

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David Pogue (co-author) is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, weekly CNBC contributor, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of 47 books, including 22 in this series and six in the “For Dummies” line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a piano player, and a magician.

Links to his columns and weekly videos await at www.davidpogue.com. He welcomes feedback about his books by email at .

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About the Creative Team

Peter McKie (editor) still has his second-generation iPod, now lying in pieces after his replacement battery and third-party hard drive finally bit the dust. He has moved on, however, to a sleek new iPhone. He has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Brighton, Mass., and spends all her spare time on her burgeoning t-shirt business (www.endplasticdesigns.com). Email: .

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank David Pogue for suggesting this book to me way back in 2002, and then being a terrific editor through the mad scramble of the first two editions—and for providing his cheerful expertise for this edition. Also thanks to editors Peter Meyers and Peter McKie for guiding me through the past six updates. Thanks to Nellie McKesson, Fred Leise, Lesley Keegan, Chris Stone, and the Missing Manual folks at O’Reilly, and to Apple for courteously providing the iPod images and to the assorted other iPod accessory companies who made their digital photography available. Thanks also to The Charms for letting us use their album art on the book’s cover.

I’d also to thank all my friends and family (especially and most importantly, Betsy Book) for putting up with me at that time 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 level.

The Missing Manual Series

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