Matthew Hart is a writer and journalist, and the author of Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair. His work has appeared in The Times, Granta and the Atlantic Monthly among other publications. He was born in Canada and now lives in London.
Robert G. Freeman is an Oracle Database 10g Oracle Certified Professional that has been working with Oracle databases for well over 15 years. He is a Principle Datababase Engineer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Ut. He resides near Salt Lake with his wife, three of his five kids and cats, dogs and an airplane. Robert is the author or co-author of several Oracle Press titles including Oracle9i New Features, Oracle Database 10g New Features, Oracle9i RMAN Backup and Recovery and Portable DBA: Oracle.