We are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most talented data miners
anywhere, so our first thanks go to our colleagues at Data Miners, Inc. from
whom we have learned so much: Will Potts, Dorian Pyle, and Brij Masand.
There are also clients with whom we work so closely that we consider them
our colleagues as well: Harrison Sohmer and Stuart E. Ward, III are in that category.
Our Editor, Bob Elliott, Editorial Assistant, Erica Weinstein, and Development
Editor, Emilie Herman, kept us (more or less) on schedule and helped
us maintain a consistent style.