I have run out of interest in adding more to this tutorial. However, I have put it up on Wikibooks at http://wikibooks.org/wiki/User:Jrincayc/Contents, where you can edit it and discuss it. For the moment I recommend looking at The Python Tutorial by Guido van Rossum. You should be able to understand a fair amount of it.
This tutorial is very much a work in progress. Thanks to everyone who has emailed me. If you have comments, I would recomend that you put them on the Wikibooks version (Note the discussion link on each page) so that everyone can discuss and think about them.
Happy programming, may it change your life and the world.
TODO=[ 'errors','how to make modules','more on loops','more on strings', 'file io','how to use online help','try','pickle','anything anyone suggests that I think is a good idea']