I read in slashdot recently that python had overtaken Java as a popular programming language. It is nice to hear that. When I moved to Santa Maria in 2006, I recognized that python was turning up in interesting places and decided that should be on top of my things to learn list. Since then I have written a bunch of python code, some of which was even elegant. I find it useful for writing CGI scripts because there are a wealth of python packages available. With the right packages loaded, many things can be done with just a few lines of code.