British Royal Mail issues computer games stamps writes BoingBoing:
The article features pictures of these stamps. Those who remember the times will find these adorable. The stamps are apparently available as first or second class stamps, at £1.60 or £1.55, and also in collectors sets.
Do I know enough people in the UK to send me postcards with stamps from:
Micro Machines (1991)
Sensible Soccer (1992)
each? Germany, meanwhile, is still debating whether computer games are hazardous and the people involved in the scene should be observed.
Python, the programming language, gained lot’s of popularity only in the past decade. In particular for big data applications, machine learning and data science the language is almost without alternative. But also for tool development or web applications backends, Python has huge adoption. Reasons are it’s huge ecosystem and a friendly, constructive community. Despite it’s newer competitors it has been around for 30 years. One of the most appreciated benefits is the steep learning curve, that allows virtually everyone to understand Python code.
Dropbox has an interview with Guido van Rossum, who published the first version of the language in 1989. The conversation revolves around the purpose of code and how python helps improve cooperation and productivity.
“You primarily write your code to communicate with other coders, and, to a lesser extent, to impose your will on the computer.”