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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Once Upon an Algorithm: Given that this book i In its best moments this book reminded me of The Phantom Tollbooth quirky and thought-provoking with funny word play and turning of abstract ideas into entertaining characters and scenarios. Preview — Lauren Ipsum by Carlos Bueno. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. If checking a completely wrong password takes less time than a mostly-wrong password, you can use that information to guess the password, one letter at a time.

Although, the lahren one now talks about going into medicine. I can see what Bueno was aiming for here combining an Alice In Wonderland like story with computing and computer science concepts. Like Alice through the Looking Glass, this book aims to teach children about a world very different than their own. Jun 09, Suvash Thapaliya rated it really liked it Shelves: I think it is a little too subtle for anyone else.

You won’t find any computers in this book. For example, she can simply lsuren checking letters even if they are incorrect.

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The truth is that computer science is not really about the computer. Ideas are the real stuff of computer science. Read reviews that mention computer science phantom tollbooth lauren ipsum alice in wonderland field guide round robins main character highly recommended carlos bueno year old great job fun way read this book explains concepts story for kids great book concepts of computer computers userland explain.


My favorite part was the appendix that worked through each chapter going into more details on the var I can see what Bueno was aiming for here combining an Alice In Wonderland like story with computing and lauen science concepts.

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The thenyear-old suddenly wanted to know it all. This books is very short, and a nice quick read, and surprisingly informative. There are some good ideas, and some great and terrible jokes I really enjoyed how the book had different layers – on the surface it’s a story about a girl who gets lost and has to find her way home.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Lauren Ipsum is a whimsical journey through a land where logic and computer science come to life. Lauren Ipsum is a children’s story about computer science. This book will probably be enjoyed by 2 types of readers: Return to Book Page.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The story itself is engaging for a younger audience, and I believe the book is a good resource to wet their appetite about CS, especially if read with somebody already knowledgeable about the concepts.

Starting with meeting Jargon-like creatures that nearly overwhelm her, she meets up with the Travelling Salesman who directs her to a person who creates ideas which starts her on a journey delivering telescopes to various l An interesting tale about a girl who wanders into Userland and while reading about her quest to return to her home, the reader picks up concepts in Computer Science and Programming without ever encountering a computer which is just a concrete application of Computer Science.


Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks. Dec 12, Anna Wiggins rated it liked it Shelves: Ideas are the real stuff of computer science. This book is absolutely brilliant. And it felt like just a large collection of in-jokes for people who already had a firm grasp on the material. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list.

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That’s when I discovered the super handy field guide to Userland which explained many of the terms that had flown above and beyond my grasp.

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Some of it felt more contrived than the Phantom Tollbooth, but it was overall an enjoyable read. This book is about those ideas and how to find them. Want to Read saving…. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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laurenn Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. With only her wits and the help of a chameleon named Xor, Laurie has to map her own way home. Given that this book is supposedly for kids, I think this is a really misguided choice. Both utilize logic and questions and obvious statements to show just how little thinking we have become accustomed to doing. How do you do that? Carlks this book in about 2 hours.