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Manga Guide to what? Databases?

Ishokunin_japanese_character noticed this book in our local library. Manga Guide to Databases!! You know, Manga, right? Those Japanese cartoon books. According to Wikipedia,

“In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broaEl_Sato_Manga_kid_headd range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce, among others”.



Now, add Science and Technology to it! nostarch.com claims “finest  in geek entertainment”!!!. Seems, we can get teens pay more attention to programming and databases through this. What a novel idea? This book even talked about normalization and all. Cool! I wish I had a book like that, when I was learning Computer Science!

Apparently, they have several other titles like Physics, Relativity, Statistics etc. Check it out here:


So, next time your kid is reading a cartoon book, don’t be fooled. Look at the title. chances are she may be actually reading Calculus!!!

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