Are you prepared for your child’s computing education?

An overhaul of computing education is looming in schools throughout the UK. In recent years - but at least as far back as when I was a pupil in the 1990s - education in computing and computer science within British schools had a rather narrow focus. Children learned mainly about operating computers: using word processors ... more


Brown Dogs and Barbers – Available to buy!

Brown Dogs and Barbers, the computer science book for everyone, is now available to buy online. There's even a new landing page where you can find free excerpts and links to online shops: Right now you can get it from several distribution channels, including Amazon (find it your nearest Amazon outlet, like the US, ... more


Brown Dogs and Barbers: Exclusive samples hot off the press!

PDF (this is identical in layout the paperback version) eBook Mobi We live in exciting times. My book, Brown Dogs and Barbers (which explains computer science to just about anyone who can read), is very close to publication. The funding drive over the last few months raised enough to produce a professionally designed paperback and ... more


Donating to Brown Dogs and Barbers: Small update

Some readers have recently reported to me that the PayPal donate button (which in theory should allow you to donate to the publication of my book Brown Dogs and Barbers) isn't working. I'm not certain yet, but I think PayPal have recently made changes that have stopped the button from working... I'm currently looking into ... more


Brown Dogs and Barbers: Donations have topped €1000!

Recently I launched a donation service whereby people who wanted to see my book, Brown Dogs and Barbers, in print, could donate in order to make it happen. The levels of funding and what each level brings are visible on the donations page. I'm pleased to report that with your help the total recently went ... more