Mike Loukides has been an editor at O'Reilly since 1990; according to
Tim, he was the first person who was hired as an editor. He's edited
books on just about every topic, but these days, his biggest interests
are Java, Networking, and System Administration. He's been involved
with Java since very close to the beginning--although he missed the
first Java One, he was at the USENIX conference about six months earlier at which James Gosling first talked about Java to the public. Mike is also a serious pianist with a few recordings hidden online, an Amateur Radio operator who spends too much time writing logging software in Java, and an English PhD who's no longer up on high-tech critical theory.