About the Authors

Rael Dornfest is a maven at O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly Network and O'Reilly publications. Rael has edited, coauthored, and contributed to various O'Reilly books. He is program chair for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference, chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service (meerkat.oreillynet.com). In his copious free time, Rael develops bits and bobs of freeware and maintains his raelity bytes weblog (http://www.raelity.org).

Kevin Hemenway, better known as Morbus Iff, is the creator of disobey.com, which bills itself as "content for the discontented." Publisher, developer, and writer of more home cooking than you could ever imagine (like the popular open source syndicated reader AmphetaDesk, the best-kept gaming secret Gamegrene.com, the popular Ghost Sites and Nonsense Network, the giggle-inducing articles at the O'Reilly Network, a few pieces at Apple's Internet Developer site, etc.) he's an ardent supporter of cloning, merely so he can get more work done. He cooks with a Fry Pan of Intellect +2 and lives in Concord, NH. You can contact him at morbus@disobey.com.