About the Author

Colin Haynes

As an award-winning professional journalist, editor, broadcaster, and writer for 40 years, Colin Haynes has extensive international experience in all aspects of creating and publishing words and pictures. He has carried out assignments in over 20 countries, and been a communications consultant for many leading corporations. So he brings to this book a uniquely comprehensive background of experience in creative writing, and the publishing, of fiction and non-fiction, together with first-hand knowledge of the internal and external publishing needs of the business community.

His previous books on personal computing have anticipated major trends in portable systems, the security hazards posed by virus programs, and concern about computing-related health problems. He makes highly technical issues entertaining and easy to understand, with his books rich in information that readers can immediately put to good use.

His publishing credits range from _Newsweek_, the _New York Times_, _The Economist_, and _The Times of London_, to international editions of _Cosmopolitan_, specialist journals such as _Portable Computing_, _Mobile Office_, and _Contingency Journal_, and acclaimed books on computing, business travel, public relations, and counterfeiting.

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