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iPod: The Missing Manual, 9th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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The Missing Credits

About the Authors

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J.D. Biersdorfer (author) is the author of several O’Reilly books, including 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 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: .

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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, a weekly CNBC contributor, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of 51 books, including 25 in this series, six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), two novels, 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.

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

About the Creative Team

Peter McKie (editor) lives in New York City, where he traces the history of old buildings (and, yes, there are more than three of them there). He has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and is pleased to be doing his fourth book with J.D. Email: .

Adam Zaremba (production editor) has a master’s degree from the Editorial Institute at Boston University. He lives in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and has decided, on second thought, not to go to Camelot, for ‘tis a silly place. 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. Also thanks to editors Peter Meyers and Peter McKie for guiding me through the past seven updates. Thanks to Adam Zaremba, Nellie McKesson, Lesley Keegan, Rob Romano, Sara Peyton, Betsy Waliszewski, Laurie Petrycki, and all the folks at O’Reilly. Thanks to Apple for courteously providing the iPod images and to the assorted iPod accessory companies who made their photos available. Thanks also to Odessa Chen and Susan Thompson for letting us use their album art and video images on the cover.

I’d also to thank all my friends and family (especially and most importantly, Betsy Book) for putting up with me every September 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 RepKover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.

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