Doug Lowe is a life-long tinkerer and a computer programming book author. He's written books on COBOL, Fortran, Visual Basic, IBM mainframe computers, mid-range systems, PCs and Web programming. He's the best-selling author of more than 30 For Dummies books. Dickon Ross is the Editor-in-Chief of E&T Magazine, published by the Institute of Electronics and Technology, and the Editor-in-Chief of Flipside, a science, engineering and technology magazine for young teenagers. He is the author of the UK edition of Electronics For Dummies.