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While I try to keep up with what is happening in other markets throughout the country and the world, it’s nearly impossible for me to be thorough on an international basis. I apologize in advance for any North American (or New York) bias (perceived or real) in this book! Opinion and Fact This book is a mixture of opinion and fact. The nature of this field is that there are generally dozens or hundreds of ways to accomplish any goal. If I relate to you the number of bits in an IP address, that’s a fact and pretty much beyond dispute (assuming I didn’t make a mistake, of course).

For example, when I started the second edition in the late 1990s, I initially moved the networking technology sections up to the front of the book, because I thought they covered basic information that needed to be understood by everyone in entertainment control. During the writing process, however, I moved them back to the “advanced” section, because I felt that the market wasn’t quite ready. How the market has changed since! The Universal Data Transport and Book Restructuring I’ve been following networking technology since the late 1980s, which means I’ve watched Ethernet knock out every other contender to become, especially in the last few years, the undisputed champion of the networking world.

Lou Shapiro of Erskine-Shapiro, for help early on in the process. • Karen Speerstra, Sharon Falter, John Fuller, and everyone at Focal Press, for all their help. • Steve Terry of Production Arts Lighting, for his support, encouragement, employment, information about DMX512, and for reviewing the manuscript. Also thanks to John McGraw of Production Arts. xl Acknowledgments • Laurel Vieaux at QSC, for information on QSControl. • Ralph O. Weber of Digital Equipment Corporation, for information on Two-Phase Commit MIDI Show Control.

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