A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting is a funny and truthful book about being a parent, and as a bonus, it's told in cartoons. Guy Delisle, a French Canadian cartoonist and animator, is best known for his award-winning graphic travelogues about Jerusalem, Pyongyang, Burma, and Shenzen.
This book is closer to home -- it contains 190 pages worth of light-hearted stories about his relationship with his adorable, smart kids. To give you a taste, our friends at Drawn & Quarterly gave me one of the stories to share with you. It's about Delisle, his daughter, and a box of Shredded Wheat. Enjoy!
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting, by Guy Delisle
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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