On Jul 3, 2006, at 22:42, Pawel Szymczykowski wrote:

> On 7/3/06, Wilson Bilkovich <wilsonb / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unofficial, not part of the regular OS-tachi crew.
>> That being said, Yoshidam is multi-talented.  Unicode composition and
>> decomposition libraries as well as fan art. :)
>
> Ah, so it was always a fan-thing like the WindowsXP and Mac-tans etc?
> I could be wrong, but I thought she used to be on the Ruby homepage at
> some point. So the only official Ruby mascott is the gem? Isn't that
> flying in the face of the tradition of having a cute, user friendly
> mascott that can be found at your local zoo?
>
> For example, the Perl camel:
>
> http://gazo08.chbox.jp/petcrack/src/1140827461296.jpg
>
> or maybe the Python snake:
>
> http://www.thehotspotonline.com/moviespot/holly/p/PPix/Python2.JPG
>
> Where's the spirit of user friendliness in an inanimate object? <g>

You ever tried to make a camel do what you want it to?  Those things  
spit.