Thursday, December 24, 2015

Lauren Ispum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things - Done, out of the reading list

Read it yesterday - It was ok.  I don't know if it was positive, snmart, empowering or wacky but it was fairly amusing, probably moreso to it's target audience of kids.  I don't know how well it would teach computer science concepts though,l every concept woven into the story had to be reexplained in a separate chapter at the end of the book.  I don't think that would work all that well.

Replaced with Jennifer Government -
Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go.
A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.
I'll be the judge of that, thank you very much.

Oh, I guess I should mention that Amazon discovered that I have no readers and thus shut down my affiliate account thus depriving me of the $0.32 that I have accrued over the last 11 years of blogging.

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