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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).
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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.