Carlos Bueno is raising funds for Lauren Ipsum: Computer Science for Kids on Kickstarter! A story about computer science and other. Lauren Ipsum. A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things. by Carlos Bueno. December , pp. ISBN Lauren Ipsum. 2 reviews. by Carlos Bueno. Publisher: No Starch Press. Release Date: December ISBN: View table of contents.

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The truth is that computer science is not really about the computer. This was sold to me as a nice introduction to algorithms for kids.

The only way I could see this book really working for kids as-is would be if an adult who is already familiar with the computer science content read it with a child and took the time to explain everything, work through the little puzzles in the back etc.

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I read it to my 6-year-old daughter. Then they wanted it read over and over. The chapter on the Byzantine Process was pretty funny.

Given that this book is supposedly for kids, I think this is a really misguided choice. Depending on buejo age of the child, you may have to re-read it for them to remember a lot of the ideas but then I think it is a great idea to re-read books to children.

The book does nothing to break the stereotype that coders are anti-social puzzle solvers. Then you laufen start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.


Yet, the child reading this book wouldn’t be able to skim over parts they don’t understand, as the whole point of the book is to Learn Something. The chapter on the Byzantine Process was pretty funny. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. One person found this helpful. What other items do customers buy after viewing this bueeno Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I think this was a very great book.

It’s not perfect, but it’s very good fun – Lauren meets the jargons, and a travelling salesman, meets Brutus Force building his tower one brick Set up a giveaway. Sep 17, – Nov 16, carlox days. May 23, Jo Oehrlein rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 09, Suvash Thapaliya rated it really liked it Shelves: They decided they wanted to read laurem out loud themselves to each other.

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My intuition is that children without such a resource o I enjoyed this book. This took common concepts, famous names and other important bits, making them fun for even this old gal that hasn’t cared for children’s stories.

This book is basically The Phantom Tollboothbut for computer science. This isn’t a bad book. What you are doing is a timing attack. There are no computers here, but a lot of good word-play and some solid, if brief, lessons in things like logic, turtle geometry, binary decision trees, digital networking, round-robin load balancing with round robinscryptography, subroutines, recursion I started the book and felt that maybe I had chosen the wrong selection for the evening.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This book is supposed to be released in December, but since I helped funding it through Kickstarter, I received my copy 3 weeks early and couldn’t wait to read it.

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Computer Science fans, fans of The Phantom Tollbooth. Ipsm Actionable Analytics for the Web. I definitely reccomend it to anybody who feels afraid or intimidated by Big Computer Books. So I bought this on a lark and loved reading it. Please try again later. Sep 11, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Like what you read? Checking passwords is one of the few cases where an algorithm must be made slower to work correctly.

No computers will be found in this book.

I think it is a little too subtle for anyone else. Lauren Ipsum is lost in Userland. Written by an engineer working for Facebook and his wife, “Lauren Ipsum” is meant to pisum a book for teaching computer science to children. Quotes from Lauren Ipsum.