python book for non technical absolute beginner

André andre.roberge at
Sun Dec 7 14:39:26 CET 2008

On Dec 6, 9:21 am, News123 <news... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> One of my 'non technical' friends complained about knowing nothing at
> all about programming (though using computers regularly for mails / web
> browsing / googling and downloading / cropping photos )
> He wants to play a little with programming to stimulate parts of his
> otehrwise idle brain cells. ;-) Normally it's more the social science /
> linguistic parts being exercised,
> I thought python might be a nice language for this
> No my question does anybody know a nice beginners book (or a learning CD
> or on line tutorial)? Ideally it shouldn't be too serious and have a lot
> of small nice mini-examples
> thanks in advance for any suggestions hints
> bye
> N
For something completely different, try
It's Karel the robot, using only Python, and comes with a whole bunch
of lessons and exercises.


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