Try to imagine the chain of events that led to this.
This is good news for lots of people, including those of us who like snowboarding (or if you really must, skiing), as this will probably lead to the addition of facilities and runs at what’s been called the world’s best mountain. It’s where I learned how to snowboard.
Three Python postings in The Happiest Geek on Earth:
- Eckel on Python. After writing two of the most highly-regarded books on C++ and Java, Bruce Eckel’s discovered his new favourite programming language…you get three guesses as to what it is.
- Baranowski on Python. After writing one of the most talked-about censorship-bypassing applications in C++, Paul Baranowski says that he has a new favourite programming language…which language is left as an exercise for the reader.
- Guido on Python. You’ll never guess what programming language this guy created! C’mon, guess!
The whuffie cycle is a quick on these days — within 12 hours of my post on Paul Baranowski’s Lessons Learned from Peekabooty (which appears on the main page of the Peekabooty site), Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing wrote a post, which in turn caught the attention of Slashdot. The end result: Paul got a deluge of email, all of it very supportive, and a lot of it asking: “Okay, if C++ and Java aren’t viable languages for development, what is?”
(By the bye, I’m the one who got him hooked on it. Guido should get me to do publicity for him.)