> Well, the most recent version of Programming Ruby.  It's bigger than the
> first edition, so it will burn longer and brighter, increasing my chance
> of being rescued.  (Try *that* with a PDF!)

Heh.  ;)

> I'd want the Ruby source code and Knuth's AOCP set, and work through that.

Wow, I don't know how I missed AOCP.  Looks like a hell of a set.  You
might need the time a desert island provides to really get the most
out of it.  :)  Can anyone else comment on AOCP?