Hi, I found a few ways to improve your program.

--- tokyo_job.rb.orig   2005-03-07 12:41:23.457936200 -0500
+++ tokyo_job.rb        2005-03-07 13:16:14.736811208 -0500
@@ -101,11 +102,11 @@
      applicant.location = gets.chomp
      note = " [One entry per line.  Press CTRL-D to stop input] "
      puts "What languages do you speak?", note
-    applicant.spoken_languages = readlines.map { |d| d.chomp }
+    applicant.spoken_languages = readlines.map { |d| d.downcase.chomp }
      cq1 = "What computer languages are you proficient in?"
      cq2 = "And what other computer skills do you have?"
      puts cq1, cq2, note
-    applicant.computer_languages_skills = readlines.map {|d| d.chomp }
+    applicant.computer_languages_skills = readlines.map {|d| 
d.downcase.chomp }
      puts ""
      applicant
    end
@@ -157,42 +158,55 @@

  reqs = Array.new
  reqs<< Requirement.new(25) do |ja|
-  ja.spoken_languages.include?("English")
+  ja.spoken_languages.include?("english")
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(25) do |ja|
-  ja.spoken_languages.include?("Japanese")
+  ja.spoken_languages.include?("japanese")
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(5) do |ja|
-  sub = ["English", "Japanese"]
+  sub = ["english", "japanese"]
    (ja.spoken_languages - sub).size > 0
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(50) do |ja|
-  ja.computer_languages_skills.include?("Ruby")
+  ja.computer_languages_skills.include?("ruby")
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(25) do |ja|
-  ja.computer_languages_skills.include?("Databases")
+  ja.computer_languages_skills.grep(/database/).size > 0 or
+    ja.computer_languages_skills.grep(/\bdb\b/).size > 0
+    ja.computer_languages_skills.grep(/sql/).size > 0
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(10) do |ja|
-  ja.computer_languages_skills.include?("Mobile Technologies")
+  ja.computer_languages_skills.include?("mobile technologies")
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(5) do |ja|
-  ja.computer_languages_skills.include?("*NIX")
+  ja.computer_languages_skills.grep(/linux|unix/).size > 0
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(5) do |ja|
-  (ja.computer_languages_skills - ["Ruby", "Database"]).size > 0
+  ja.computer_languages_skills.find_all do |lang|
+    case lang
+    when /ruby/, /database/, /\bdb\b/, /sql/
+      false
+    else
+      true
+    end
+  end.size > 0
  end

  reqs<< Requirement.new(25) do |ja|
    ja.location =~ /Japan/i
  end

+reqs<< Requirement.new(5) do |ja|
+  ja.name =~ /Ben/i
+end
+
  developer.requirements = reqs
  developer.threshold = 125


With these changes, it doesn't require '*NIX', but will accept "Linux" 
or "Unix", and it is a bit more accepting of various database keywords. 
(Oh yeah, and it assigns bonus points for cool names)

Ben

(P.S. !Japan, !Japanese, !"Mobile Technologies", and !currently_looking? 
but that was too much fun to pass up.  :)  )