George White set out to be a zoologist and now he is a fifteen year veteran with broad experience in software development and architecture. Go figure. He has worked in many domains, including Web applications, mobile platforms, content management, internet-connected desktop applications, multimedia, video, networking and systems architecture. George unintentionally but happily developed a strong understanding of the technology needs of publishing companies during his time at McGraw-Hill and Thomson and consulting with Elsevier and Jones & Bartlett. George is proud of the fact that systems he designed and developed ten years ago are still going strong. When not writing software, George enjoys hardware hacking, photography, birding and attempting to keep up with his daughter.