The most seminal papers in the history of Python:
LutzPrechelt's paper comparing C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Rexx, and Tcl, all on the same non-trivial task
GregStein's paper at the San Jose conference (1997), on how his company used Python to make a commercial web app then sold it to Microsoft - helped convince me people could make money doing Python
Python as a First Language
Getting Started With Python
EricRaymond's Why Python
Python Streamlines Space Shuttle Mission Design
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