A is for Array

Bumped into a recently published book which just might affect this web site...

A is for Array
Brandon J Hansen
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 24, 2013)

http://www.amazon.com/A-Array-Brandon-J-Hansen/dp/1489522212/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376841475&sr=8-1&keywords=a+is+for+array

Not sure what age kids learn to read these days, but the age of the youngest members on this site (an ancient 12?) might be heading down fast in a few years!

Andy

A is for array

A place to store your toy collection.

Just as a toy box keeps your toys together, and a tool box keeps my tools in one place, an array is used by programs to make it much easier to find related information.

This is a cute idea but it looks to be more novelty then functional. I'm teaching my 3 year old basic math and reading now and that's frustrating enough for a kid, we had to slow down on teaching her Spanish (of which her mother is a native speaker) so that she wouldn't get overwhelmed. At the same time the analogies that are in the reviews seem to simplistic to keep the attention of an older audience. Does anyone here with older kids want to weigh in?
Only tenuously related... (by its "kiddy-ness")

I bumped into this when googling for info about parsing

Dr. Seuss on Parser Monads

A Parser for Things
is a function from Strings
to Lists of Pairs
of Things and Strings!

http://www.willamette.edu/~fruehr/haskell/seuss.html

Andy

PS It seems Dr Seuss has spent a bit of time working with computers...

A quick googling for "dr seuss programming" and "dr seuss computers" found these:

Scooping the Loop Snooper
an elementary proof of the undecidability of the halting problem
http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/blogger/2008/01/19/how-dr-suess-would-prove-the-halting-problem-undecidable/

Dr. Seuss Explains Why Computers Sometimes Crash
http://www.integralwebsolutions.co.za/Blog/EntryId/409/Dr-Seuss-Explains-Why-Computers-Sometimes-Crash.aspx

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These are great! I really wish I was creative enough to answer users posts in this fashion.
Is this a joke? :P

No seriously, I don't get why they'd make a serious book about this.
Maybe we should make is compulsory to post in rhyme on Dr Seuss day??

(the 2nd March, according to this site: http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dr-seuss-day/ )

Or maybe not...

It could lead to other, worse things.

Like "Post like a Pirate" day!?
http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-a-pirate-day/

Andy

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! That seems like a she-harpy idea matey :P

There was a pirate who had a ship,
but the inside was such a tip,
that the pirate never could find his gun
and now he never can have any fun.

lol, I just put both ideas into one. I say that one the day that falls directly between the tow days we have to mix them :P

EDIT: Did I just kill the thread?
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