On May 15, 2006, at 5:06 PM, Austin Ziegler wrote:

> Okay, I'll admit it. I'm really pissed off. I don't pay attention to
> what goes on on the #ruby-talk IRC channel these days all that much,
> but something happened this afternoon that thoroughly pissed me off.
>
>  [0515/16.53] hatezilla: seriously, pick it up. if you're iffy, get
> on emule and search
>  for "ruby for rails" ... there's tons of pdfs floating around if you
> know where to look
>
> I consider David Black a friend of mine. I am *seriously* pissed off
> that some pissant little freak would advocate this action at all. I
> was similarly annoyed that people reacted as badly to Dave Thomas's
> announcement that the Rails 2nd Edition would be the same price. These
> people have done a *lot* for the Ruby community.
>
> They deserve your financial support. Don't be a pissant thief. Even
> temporarily. There are "sample chapters" for a reason.
>
> -austin
> --  
> Austin Ziegler * halostatue / gmail.com
>               * Alternate: austin / halostatue.ca
>

What really boggles my mind about this is, yes a book is easier and  
maybe you can't afford it, but its not like there aren't docs. You  
even have the source code.