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By Carlos Bueno

"Positive, clever, empowering philosophies and considering talents couched in a wacky adventure." —Kirkus experiences (Starred Review)

Lauren Ipsum is a fanciful trip via a land the place common sense and laptop technological know-how come to life.

Meet Lauren, an adventurer misplaced in Userland who must locate her manner domestic via fixing a sequence of puzzles. As she visits locations just like the Push & Pop Café and makes pals with humans like Hugh Rustic and the Wandering Salesman, Lauren learns approximately desktop technology with out even figuring out it—and so do you!

Read Lauren Ipsum your self or with a person littler than you, then turn to the notes in the back of the ebook to profit extra approximately good judgment and computing device technological know-how within the actual world.

"Filled with wit and wordplay, Lauren Ipsum is a full of life and well timed creation to computing basics that correctly avoids declaring desktops altogether." —Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing

"A taking a look glass story for the pc age." —School Library Journal

"Lauren Ipsum is a part of a far higher circulation that seeks to deliver programming talents to, good, everyone." —Wired

"Captures the spirit of challenge fixing and ignites readers' imaginations...introduces boys and girls to computing device technological know-how —and to a brand new state of mind and challenge solving." —Sheryl Sandberg, fb COO and writer of Lean In

"A fantastical trip into the twenty first century tech 'Wonderland' that either educates and entertains." —Ruthe Farmer, leader method & development Officer, nationwide heart for girls & IT

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In entrance of her was once a street signal that learn . . . 34  Chapter four chapte r five Welcome to image the city of image used to be surrounded via excessive, completely soft partitions. a wide movement cut up into and flowed round each side of town. “Do you recognize whatever approximately this position? ” Laurie requested. “The individuals are form of strange,” stated Xor. “What does that suggest? ” “You’ll see. ” the trail resulted in a gateway with a turnstile. It gave the impression of this: ⊧ boys approximately Laurie’s age have been guarding the gateway. One wore a brilliant white swimsuit and a black blouse. the opposite had a vivid black go well with and a white blouse. probably they’ll question me a riddle, Laurie notion. Or I’ll have to work out which one is a liar and which one tells the reality! Laurie had learn loads of fairy stories, you notice. She believed she used to be realizing how this position labored. “Name? ” requested one. “Laurie Ipsum. ” “Password? ” requested the opposite. “Why, I don’t be aware of the password,” Laurie stated. “Then you'll now not input! ” the men stated in unison. “That’s now not a lot of a riddle. ” “A riddle? Ha ha, no, begging your pardon, pass over. That’s now not the way it works. There aren't any riddles, no bets, no liars, and no truth-tellers. We’ve learn these books too, haven’t we, Tollens? ” “Yes, we have now, Ponens. There’s none of that mythic fairy-tale stuff in our method, omit. be aware video games and smart riddles, ha! That’s simply undesirable defense! ” “But that’s no longer reasonable! ” cried Laurie. “How do i am getting within? ” “It’s very simple,” stated Ponens. “If you've got a password, then that suggests you could go through the semantic turnstile. ” “If you can’t go through the turnstile, then that implies you don’t have a password. It’s in basic terms logical,” Tollens stated. “Do you've a password? ” “No, I don’t recognize what it is,” Laurie acknowledged. “Then you could now not input! ” they stated back, jointly. “Can you provide me a touch? ” Laurie used to be certain she may possibly wager the password, given a few type of clue. “Yes, tricks are a part of the System,” acknowledged Ponens. “Oh, solid. ” “Did you put up a touch together with your account? ” requested Tollens. “Well, no,” she acknowledged. “This is my first time the following. ” “Then it’s challenging good fortune for you, miss,” stated Ponens. “Once you're inside of, do be sure to organize a touch for the subsequent time. ” “And make sure you swap your password to whatever memorable, yet demanding to guess,” stated Tollens. “It’s simply sturdy safety. ” “But I’m attempting to get inside of! I don’t understand what to do! ” 36  Chapter five “It’s very simple,” stated Ponens. “If you've got a password, then that implies you could go through the semantic turnstile. ” “And should you can’t go through the turnstile, then that implies you don’t have a password. It’s simply logical,” Tollens stated. “That’s no longer thoroughly precise, is it? ” Laurie stated. “What if the turnstile is damaged? I wouldn’t be capable to input no matter if I had a password. ” “Um . . . ” Tollens regarded a bit not sure of himself. “Or what if I fooled you into believing I had the password, no matter if I didn’t? Then i'll input with out it. ” “Hmm. ” Ponens thought of Laurie’s argument, searching for a flaw. Laurie rushed on. “Or what if I had the password, yet I didn’t are looking to provide it to you?

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