This article is silly, on a couple of main counts:
2) There's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy here. "Why is Python massive?" asks Purves. "It's because there's a massive Python library. It will be hard to dislodge the ecosystem." - wrong. A self-fulfilling prophecy would be if people were using Python because it's known to be massive, which is undoubtedly true, but not what's claimed here.