I finally broke down and created a new page collecting the most important resources for newbies (people who are new at programming):
We get several emails per day from people asking how to get started, so I figured this definitely serves a need.
Please help us making this a better resource -- send your ideas for making the page more effective to email@example.com. (Note: more effective could mean removing information as well as adding!)
Please add this URL to other collections of links about Python.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)