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About the Author

Brett McLaughlin is best known for his writing on Java (as in the programming language rather than the coffee). However, those who are closest to him realize Java is largely a means to an end—something to finance his more expensive habits, such as home theater.

Hooked on movies early, Brett has put together numerous complete home theater setups, including a total remodel of an attached garage, complete with columns, wood trim, and a 7.1-channel speaker bonanza. In the process, he’s spent hundreds of hours running cables through walls, connecting components, and generally cursing George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and anyone else who created a market for such a complicated hobby.

More often, though, you’ll find Brett online, writing and editing for O’Reilly Media, Inc. You can find most of his books at http://java.oreilly.com, and when he’s not neck deep in Java, he’s probably watching the Dallas Stars or marveling at the marvelous pennant run of the Texas Rangers in 2004. Most of all, he’s into what’s interesting, which ranges from his two children to long discussions about absolutism and relativism. You’ve been forewarned…


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