Douglas Livingstone wrote:
>>One indicator of the growth in Ruby's user base is the rise in the
>>number of posters who seem assured of their uncanny insight into Ruby's
>>real problems, while demonstrating a stunning ignorance of Ruby's
>>history and community.
> 
> 
> That would be me :)
> 
> Perhaps it is a reflection of problems new users have, rather than
> Ruby's problems.

But to be fair, if new users are having a problem, then it's Ruby's 
problem too.


> 
> I've not been around long enough to know Ruby or the Ruby community
> very well. There seems to be lots of politics going around which I
> don't understand. 

Interesting; I just don't see it.  But maybe I've been blinded.

James