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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Carls, it’s very invested in its ideas. This book is about those ideas, and how to find them. I’m just not sure who is the target audience. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Meet Lauren, an adventurer lost in Userland who needs to find her way home by solving a series of puzzles. 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.

And if most of what I’ve said does not make sense to you, then it’s probably time to pick up the book and learn about them and discover how to get some of the concepts of Computer Science and programming via this tale that does not feature any computer that we are familiar with. I think it is a little too subtle for anyone else.


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It would be interesting to read this with a young person. I bought this book during another infamous evening of being physically exhausted, but mentally ready to write the program that everyone knows exists, should they take the time to concentrate, much like the novel in each of us. Write a customer review. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m not the target audience, though.

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Not quite everything is explained in the notes, either; the story stands well enough on it’s own, but there’s enough lquren that a kid could come back to it a few years later and get more of the references. Showing of 40 reviews. Lauren Ipsum is lost in Userland.

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Both utilize logic and questions and obvious statements to show just how little thinking we have become accustomed to doing. Can you guess the password? My biggest complaint about the book is that the “guide” that helps the reader relate everything in the story to its reference point in computer science is located in the back of the book.


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

In its best moments this book reminded me of The Phantom Tollbooth buenoo and thought-provoking with funny word play and turning of abstract ideas into entertaining characters and scenarios. Click here to read the first chapter. Given that this book is supposedly for kids, I think this is a really misguided choice.

I think this was a very great book.

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I definitely reccomend it to anybody who feels afraid or intimidated by Big Computer Books. Estimated delivery Dec And I would say it is for everyone and anyone.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This calros 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.