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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My daughter enjoyed the story and it introduces some basic computer science ideas, without being too technical.

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Plus, a lot of the concepts explored are explained at the end, anyway. Or she could use a stopwatch and always wait to give her answer until 30 seconds have passed.

You will also be listed as a sponsor on the website. He writes articles about computer science, programming, and the structure of the Internet. Ships from and sold by Amazon. This is a cute story for anyone that already understands CS concepts. Get fast, lahren shipping with Amazon Prime.

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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. Pauren, no beating around the bush for me. I really wanted to ipaum this book more than I do. It is a mosaic adventure story in the tradition of Alice and The Phantom Tollbooth, and it does that well enough, but the emotional payoff at the end of the book just doesn’t work.


This book is about those ideas and how to find them. I put this on my wishlist partially because I wanted to evaluate how appropriate it would be for gifting to the children in my life. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. My favorite part was the appendix that worked through each chapter going into more details on the various concepts raised there.

I definitely reccomend it to anybody who feels afraid or intimidated by Big Computer Books.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Learnt some valuable computer science concepts too since this was taught to a child, it was very easy to grasp.

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Truly a wonderful book that every Ispum student should read as a freshman. The main character tangentially encounters many CS concepts and uses a few, but the story never really explains any of them in a particularly meaningful or memorable way. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The main character tangentially encounters many CS concepts and uses a few, but the story never really explains any of them in a particularly meaningful or memorable way. It perhaps might be appropriate for children with a parent or very close adult with whom they could discuss the topics in the book.

Journey Inside the Computer. Read it out loud to a curious child sometime and see how many concepts you now think of in terms of lighthouses and mail daemons.

But an hour later, when I kept recognizing concepts, names, and miscellaneous facts that remain in the deep recesses of the mind, I found myself enjoying this cute little “Alice buno Wonderland” type book, thinking at the end it would take some of the fear of programming away from kids who are bombarded with terminology. Although, the older one now talks about going into medicine.

Below is a little game that lets you try to beat Jane yourself. This is done in the form of a fairy tale that doesn’t actually involve any computers, but instead focusses on programming as a way of thinking.


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Click here to read the first chapter. After an argument with her mother, Lauren Ipsum goes for Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: In return for a signed pre-sale copy of the book, your pledges will go towards translating the book into Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages. How can Lauren use this to her advantage? 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.

Unfortunately I don’t think Lauren Ipsum delivers on that premise, with a fairly dry story, a plot that jumps from point to point without much interconnection and the descriptions of CS elements feeling very shallow, almost to the point of just name dropping at times. It is a good way to introduce computer science jargon and a few concepts. See all 40 reviews. Depending on the 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.

Jun 09, Suvash Thapaliya rated it really liked it Shelves: Lauren Ipsum is a whimsical journey through a land where logic and computer science come to life.

So I bought this on a lark and loved reading it.