Tuesday, November 13, 2012

FREEBIE ALERT: Udi Aharoni's "Zuto: the Adventures of a Computer Virus" free 11/13-14/2012

Free for your Kindle through the Amazon KDP program, Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus takes place inside a strange, little-known world: a personal computer, the perfect setting for a fast-paced, funny, one-minute-long story.
Zuto, a smart, sneaky computer virus, leads a happy life in his secret hiding place: the Recycle Bin. There, among heaps of junk full of surprising treasures, he plans his tricks. Everything changes when a far more malicious program invades the computer . . . and threatens to end all life in it. Together with his Recycle Bin friends—outdated, buggy programs—Zuto sets off to save his world.

The book’s colorful and imaginative metaphors offer an insightful glimpse inside a computer. An appendix, the ‘Zutopedia,’ explains the truth behind the story: how malware works, what’s the role of firewalls, binary numbers, Easter eggs, IP addresses, and many more.

On November 13 and 14, you can download this title FREE for your Kindle! Just follow this link (or click on the title of the book above).

You can also get more information by clicking this link.

A bit of information about the author.

Udi Aharoni is a software engineer and Maching Learning expert with IBM Research. He holds an M.A. in Computer Science.

He published short, original scientific videos on his YouTube channel “udiprod,” which has over a million views, before writing his acclaimed children’s book Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus (Rimonim, August 2009).

Aharoni’s debut was published first in Hebrew and was voted one of the nation’s favorite books for ages 9-12 in the Israeli Ministry of Education’s “Book Parade.” The English version followed in August 2012.

The computer whiz visits classrooms – both in person and via webcam – for discussions and lessons surrounding his educational book.

He can be found on his website, Zutopedia
He can be found on Twitter as @Udi256
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