If you have a baby or know anyone who does and you want them to turn out geeky, then why not give them a copy of a new book, “HTML For Babies”?
The new book, by John C. Vanden-Heuvel, Sr, a New York-based Web designer, aims to show geeky little ones how to design standards-compliant HTML in the form of a colorful picture book. Vandel-Heuvel designed the book for his own baby. The book currently sells for $8.99 on Amazon.
It only has one review on the site, but Karl A. Krist seems like a happy customer. “No more pictures on the fridge, no more writing on the walls; now the kids are spending their time creating websites to inform family and friends of what they are doing.” Of course, the review is quite tongue-in-cheek: “One family member suggested that my 2 year old use Facebook, but due to the lax security I decided against it. But there are no concerns now that we spent the last two nights going over security procedures including HTTPS; XSS and SQL Injection. Though I will admit, the SQL Injection part was a bit scary, and I’m sure it led to nightmares.”
If you’ve enjoyed this, you might enjoy seeing MythTV and Ubuntu being used to rock a baby to sleep, and Vinci, a tablet specially designed for little ones.