I recieved somewhere in the region on 40-50 replies via various media. Here is a distillation.
- You are interested in Python/XML/Web Services/SOA and a goodly number of you are interested in broader areas of dynamic typing/information integration/distributed systems.
- Many of you like the ITWorld articles citing humour, interesting/odd-point-of-view and writing style as reasons.
- You mostly work in IT in the commercial sector
- You live in North America/Europe
Thanks to all who replied.