I'm the creator of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. My new book, Bad Choices, is about algorithmic thinking in everyday life. Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit, I'm Ali Almossawi, creator and maintainer of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. I started it as a side project and had no expectations of how it would do. It's been visited by 2.5 million readers since then and translated into 12 languages by volunteers, and tremendous fun to work on.
My new book project, Bad Choices (https://bookofbadchoices.com), is an illustrated guide to algorithmic thinking. I started working on it back in January 2014, also as a side project, and it took until December 2015 for the book to take its final form.
I’d love to answer your questions about algorithms in everyday life, the challenges of teaching something like computer science to a broad audience, using illustrations to teach, or anything else you're interested in.
Edit: It's been a lot of fun, everyone. I'll have to start my day job now, as it's 9am Pacific :) I'll be back tonight when I'm off work to answer any remaining questions. Thank you all.
Edit 2: I think I've answered most of the remaining questions. Thanks again for the fascinating exchanges. I'll be back one last time later tonight or tomorrow morning to make sure I've not missed anything.