Learning Python is Fun

And Google has a class to show you how fun it is. And you can watch it on this video.

This shows you something fundamental to the software business – to succeed, you got to contribute to its advancement – and these contributions have to be substantial. This is why Google and Amazon have succeeded – and Microsoft has not.

Microsoft has been a mixed bag – Visual Studio is a fine IDE, and .NET has provided some fine capabilities – but Microsoft has not been trusted, because of its ruthless business practices.

What about Netscape and Sun Microsystems? You might ask. They made substantial contributions – and went out of business.

Good question. And, it seems to me – the answer is easy – they were too far ahead of their time. You gotta be ahead – but not too far ahead – or you get shot down, by your own troops!

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