Lauren Ipsum

Lauren Ipsum

Carlos Bueno Ytaelena López / May 28, 2020

Lauren Ipsum No computers will be found in this book If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you please close your eyes until you ve finished reading the rest of this page The truth is tha

  • Title: Lauren Ipsum
  • Author: Carlos Bueno Ytaelena López
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  • Page: 398
  • Format: ebook
  • No computers will be found in this book If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you, please close your eyes until you ve finished reading the rest of this page.The truth is that computer science is not really about the computer It is just a tool to help you see ideas clearly You can see the moon and stars without a telescope, smell the floweNo computers will be found in this book If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you, please close your eyes until you ve finished reading the rest of this page.The truth is that computer science is not really about the computer It is just a tool to help you see ideas clearly You can see the moon and stars without a telescope, smell the flowers without a fluoroscope, have fun without a funoscope, and be silly sans oscilloscope.You can also play with computer science without you know what Ideas are the real stuff of computer science This book is about those ideas, and how to find them.

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    1. 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. Written by an engineer working for Facebook and his wife, "Lauren Ipsum" is meant to be a book for teaching computer science to children. 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. This is a commendable teaching approach and to be hone [...]

    2. Sort of an Alice in Wonderland for computer nerds. Also had elements of Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land, except with better explanations of the algorithms used.

    3. My son Sam was assigned this book for an honors Computer Science course at the UW.It is the closest thing I've ever found to one of my favorite kids's books - The Phantom Tollbooth. It follows a young girl through a fantasy land where she is introduced to computer science ideas (with no computers in the story at all) and solves problems to reach her goals. There are quirky characters and gratuitous puns. Very enjoyable.

    4. 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). Some of it felt more contrived than the Phantom Tollbooth, but it was overall an enjoyable read. 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. Given that this book i [...]

    5. This book is basically The Phantom Tollbooth, but for computer science. I think the first time I tried to read it, I was too caught up in trying to understand every little nuance and how it related to computer science. I picked it up again today, and just read it a a story -- much more enjoyable! I even feel like I learned something!

    6. I really wanted to like 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. The book never quite makes you care about any of the characters. Instead, it's very invested in its ideas. There are some good ideas, and some great and terrible jokes but without an emotional core to hold it together, it all just feels a bit flat.

    7. I was downloading the ebooks from my Kobo library and I found THIS! It gave me the kind of feeling you get when you come across an old favourite forgotten on a top shelf. True, it's only been maybe five or six years since I read this, but I'd quite forgotten about it. It's a lovely little book introducing computer sciencey concepts and ideas to kids. Yes, I already knew about the traveling merchant problem but it was fun to meet him anyway.

    8. Cute story that would be an amazing read for budding scientists and mathematicians. There's tons of logic puzzles and theories in there that are taught with real life examples. It was an alright read and I did get that happy feeling at the end :)

    9. 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).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 [...]

    10. I adored this book. There, no beating around the bush for me.This books is very short, and a nice quick read, and surprisingly informative. It's about computer science and computer programming, without having a single computer in it. How do you do that? By showing the underlying principles. The basis of any computer programming is being able to apply logic and to break down complex ideas into simple ones. These are some of the principles that the book teaches.Like one of my most favorite books, [...]

    11. I enjoyed this book. I'm not the target audience, though. 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. I'm convinced that people who are already familiar with computer science/engineering would enjoy this and find it clever. It perhaps might be appropriate for children with a parent or very close adult with whom they could discuss the topics in the book. My intuition is that children without such a resource o [...]

    12. This was a really fun read - it's meant to introduce computer science concepts, without beating you over the head with them.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. But on the way she encounters a Travelling Salesman, Fencepost problems, binary decisions and a chameleon named XOR who doesn't blend very well with his surroundings. The more you pay attention, the more fun the details are. And there's [...]

    13. This book is absolutely brilliant. I try be critical in my reviews and put a lot respect into the rating system, reserving the 5 star spot for those only really deserving and valuable- trying to stay objective for books I know I enjoyed far more than it was worth.The logic puzzles Lauren encounters along the way use great real world examples to teach new concepts that force you to stretch your imagination when problem solving.Young readers should find the book easily approachable. It remains tim [...]

    14. This book will probably be enjoyed by 2 types of readers: hi tech computer types or no tech fantasy fans. I guess I know enough tech stuff to notice some of the events/topics/characters are actually computer programming things but am annoyed by the tech parts I don't recognize. As a pure fantasy, it was too rambling and unconnected for me. Back matter has details on all the computer programming stuff.

    15. I loved this book. You can think of this book as Pre - "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" i.e. book to read before you read SICP. It's really fascinating to read such a beautifully written book. It's a short book which you finish it in few hours. And I would say it is for everyone and anyone. Even if you are not into computer science, this book will talk about the bigger ideas which are applicable to any field.

    16. This was sold to me as a nice introduction to algorithms for kids. It's definitely Alice in Wonderland for ideas and algorithms, but the connection seems as tenuous as Alice in Wonderland teaching about non-Euclidean geometry. And it felt like just a large collection of in-jokes for people who already had a firm grasp on the material.

    17. Cute book with lots of hints at different computer science/programming things.It reminds me of The Man Who Counted, but without as many puzzles for you to do along the way.There are chapter-by-chapter notes at the end explaining some of the references.

    18. "I feel I should warn you: You won't find any computers in this book. If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you, please close your eyes until you've finished reading the rest of this page." And so begins the book assigned to my 6th grader as one of his resources for his math class. It reminds me so much of one of my favorite books, The Phantom Tollbooth. Both utilize logic and questions and obvious statements to show just how little thinking we have become accustomed to [...]

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

    20. Adorable Alice journey set in the world of computer programming. You don't need to be proficient in programming logic to enjoy this quick read. Only a programmer would understand all the references, but it's written for beginners to enjoy. Plus, a lot of the concepts explored are explained at the end, anyway.

    21. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Learnt some valuable computer science concepts too since this was taught to a child, it was very easy to grasp. The concepts share are foundational and it is presented in a neat, easy to understand manner. I internalized the importance of "naming", the thing with jargons and principle of 5-whys. Very helpful book.

    22. Essentially Phantom Tollbooth for computer science concepts. Generally thin plot and characters, and doesn't convey the concepts particularly well because the explanations are hidden in an appendix at the back of the book. The appendix doesn't even have the courtesy to be in chronological order (listed alphabetically). I did like the Jargon critters. Wysiwyg!

    23. 5th to 7th grade reading levelthe girl called Laurie got lost and it is up to her to navigate herself through Userland. This book teaches you about some technological phrases and riddle like questions.

    24. Un cuento sobre ciencias de la computación, lectura ligera, entretenido y transmite conceptos comunes de manera sencilla. Una lectura interesante.

    25. A computer science children's book. What's not to love about it?I enjoyed every word of it and the field guide at the end explains all the concepts presented!

    26. A great book to read out loud to the wholeFamily - including olderKids - with starts and stops to reflect and pontificate. Well done.

    27. This was so great! A very "Alice in Wonderland" or "Wizard of Oz" type of nonsense tale (weird creatures, pirates, impossible tasks and adventures, finding your way home), but with tons of logic/computer logic *embedded* in the story, and then explained in the appendix. A fun story to read, regardless of whether you use that appendix, but also a great way to talk about these sometimes-very-complex ideas--that aren't really that complex!Recommended for basically everyone. Kids will like the adven [...]

    28. As part of my current experience with teaching my daughter how to write code, I am finding myself getting into territory that I somewhat understand at various levels, but struggle to explain or make clear enough for a thirteen year old to likewise understand. How does someone explain recursion without causing a bunch of confusion in the process? In the past I have found myself struggling with ways to explain certain topics that help ground ideas of computer science, computing and programming, an [...]

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