Sunday November 22, 2015
I finally read a copy of Lauren Ipsum that I had lying around, wanting to read it before giving it away when I go talk at a school as part of their upcoming Hour of Code festivities.
I liked it so much, I gave my initial copy to a friend who teaches computer science, and I'm getting three more copies to give away at that school and as gifts to others.
I agree with the Phantom Tollbooth comparison. The writing is dense at multiple scales with fun computer science concepts, references, and wordplay, from the value of elegant design, to forests of red-black trees, to optimizing away literal tails. I laughed out loud.