Interview with Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python language.
He says in the interview that he nearly dropped out of school - but was dissuaded from doing so by his manager and professor.
[ I was actually close to dropping out.
Oh my gosh! Why?
The job was so fun, and studying for exams wasn’t. Fortunately, my manager at the data center, as well as one of my professors, cared enough about me to give me small nudges in the direction of, “Well, maybe it would be smart to graduate, and then you can do this full-time!” (laughing) ]
Later, of course, he dropped in ... to the box.
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