why the lucky stiff <ruby-talk / whytheluckystiff.net> wrote:
> Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> 
> > Is "agile" a larger term applied to more areas?  Or did it
> > originate with a philosophy of Ruby programming and spread
> > from there?
> 
> [ snip ] The basic idea was to get us away from the
> "scripting" or "little" languages label.  Those words make us
> sound weak 'n' limited when (it turns out) we're combustibly
> fantastic and all-over-the-place.

I never thought the term "scripting" made anything sound weak.
I never thought using flexible, easily extensible tools
a weakness in itself.  There was absolutely a stigma, and in
many ways there still is, but thankfully, it's diminishing!

Tim Hammerquist