...that Python's fragmented response to Ruby on Rails doesn't matter, or is even somehow a good thing, when you see these statistics: Python books sales this quarter are up 43% compared to last year, while Ruby's have grown a whopping seven times. I don't know what the absolute numbers are---publishers and bookstores don't share that data---but I'm still waiting for someone to tell me exactly how Python 3000 is going to have any impact on the shapes of these curves.