Lauren Ipsum 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 only her wits and the help of a chameleon named Xor, Laurie has to map her own way home.
Lauren Ipsum is a children's story about computer science. In 20 chapters and ~35K words, 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.
The book is mostly written, and Ytaelena is working on the illustrations and layout. We've been working on this project over nights & weekends for about a year and a half. 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.
The first draft!
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