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Lauren Ipsum
     

Lauren Ipsum

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by Carlos Bueno
 

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A story about computer science and other improbable things. Laurie is lost in Userland. She knows where she is, or where she's going, but maybe not at the same time. The only way out is through Jargon-infested swamps, gates guarded by perfect logic, and the perils of breakfast time at the Philosopher's Diner. With just her wits and the help of a lizard who thinks he's

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A story about computer science and other improbable things. Laurie is lost in Userland. She knows where she is, or where she's going, but maybe not at the same time. The only way out is through Jargon-infested swamps, gates guarded by perfect logic, and the perils of breakfast time at the Philosopher's Diner. With just her wits and the help of a lizard who thinks he's a dinosaur, Laurie has to find her own way home.

Lauren Ipsum is a children's story about computer science. In 20 chapters she encounters dozens of ideas from timing attacks to algorithm design, the subtle power of names, and how to get a fair flip out of even the most unfair coin.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013451261
Publisher:
Off-By-One Press
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
155
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Carlos Bueno is an engineer at Facebook, where he makes things go faster. He is the author of many articles about computer science and the structure of the internet.

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Lauren Ipsum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend this to anyone starting out in computer science. It presents some interesting CS problems in a fun non-technical way. It is also full of inside jokes for those already in the field. It is an easy read and I went through it in an afternoon. I plan on getting a couple of copies for my developer friends.