[Edu-sig] re: Python Programming: An Introduction to
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Dec 17 16:31:37 EST 2003
> Business people and 12 year olds have about the same level of
> tolerance for learning arcane programming languages.
I know I'm taking this out of context, but I think you're wrong about
the 12 year olds. Teenagers will spend *endless* amounts of time
decyphering arcane stuff if there's a bounty to be had. Witness all
the young computer criminals -- they've had to master a lot of very
arcane tools to perpetrate their crimes. Viruses for example are one
of the the last kind of software industry that are still mostly
written in assembler language.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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