I would like to thank the O'Reilly Network Team, my parents, and especially Cat for their endless encouragement and keeping me sane (and, in some cases, even sensible).

Also, my sincere thanks to Schuyler Erle, Adam Flaherty, Nate Boblitt, and Jim Rosenbaum for helping to turn the NoCat idea into an actual living project. Thanks as well to Matt Peterson, Matt Westervelt, Adam Shand, Terry Schmidt, and the countless other pioneers of ultra-hyper-connectivity.

Thanks go to the reviewers who read early drafts and made comments: Mike Bertsch, Simson Garfinkel, Justin Lancaster, Nicholas Maddix, and Matt Peterson. Thanks also go to all the people at O'Reilly & Associates who turned this manuscript into a finished book.