steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Mar 9 14:42:13 CET 2006
Doug Bromley wrote:
> Python is in desperate need of marketing and I don't think its new site
> will help it.
> The Ruby community has a fanaticism we could learn from and its going
> some way to 'converting' me. The community is alive, growing, shouting
> from the roof tops while the Python community seems to sit in its ivory
> towers conducting research and corporate development in
> 'forward-thinking' companies such as Google.
OK, and this post will improve the situation how, exactly?
> I can see Ruby overtaking Python if we don't ALL do something about it.
Indeed. Hence http://www.squidoo.com/pythonology
And your contribution is ... yet another post about how we all need to
*do* something? On the other hand, you could just roll up your sleeves
and start doing something :-)
Your take on Python is likely unique: start telling people why *you* use it.
> On 9 Mar 2006 02:43:53 -0800, *Gerard Flanagan* < grflanagan at yahoo.co.uk
> <mailto:grflanagan at yahoo.co.uk>> wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
> > I've been thinking (and blogging) about python evangelism since
> > as a result of which I created a squidoo lens:
> > http://www.squidoo.com/pythonlogy
> > Imagine my surprise at discovering that this has gone up in rank (by
> > number of views) from # 442,000 or so to #153! Clearly there's some
> > mileage in marketing Python, and I'd like to keep the buzz going
> if it
> > means more people will adopt the language.
> > Any suggestions for improvement?
> '-nology' not '-nlogy' in the link.
> I like the 'What's Happening on Planet Python' section - I find the
> planetpython.org <http://planetpython.org> gives too much of an
> intro to the pages it links to. A
> line or too, as in the lens site, would be preferable in my view.
> Just a thought - would a similar section be suitable for 'python.org
> main page?
By the way, the apparent increase in rank was somewhat bogus given that
there appear to be fewer than 20,000 lenses at present :-)
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