First things first: Thanks to my wife, Cindy, for her love and help in getting this project finished (finally!). Thank you for your patience and for keeping the household from falling apart while I was working on this tome.
Thanks to my family and friends (especially you, John Michael) who were patient with my many absences during this work. Knowing you were always there for me made this a much easier task to accomplish.
Thanks to my wonderful agent, Carole McClendon, for landing me another great assignment.
Much thanks is owed to my editors, Courtney Allen and Lynn Northrup, for their understanding, help, and patience throughout this project. I would also like to thank Brian Joseph, who carefully reviewed the text for technical accuracy.
I also want to offer many thanks to all those who had a hand in this book whom I didn't mention by name here. You all make my work look much better than I probably deserve.
I'd like to extend a special word of thanks to my friend Gene Everette, for his help, expertise, advice, and just plain old good friendship over the years. Gene was the person who first introduced me to the Mac.