On 7/3/06, Pawel Szymczykowski <makenai / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> My memory could be fuzzy - but didn't the Ruby language used to have a
> sort of anime-girl type mascott several years ago? In fact, I just
> came across this page as I was using google to do my recollecting for
> me:
>
> http://www.yoshidam.net/Ruby-chan/
>
> It's definitely not a professional image or anything and we probably
> don't want to see her on the covers of PragProg books. Well maybe v3
> of AWD could have this girl tied up on the train tracks ala old
> Underdog cartoons.. but that's not a good image either, is it?
>
> Er.. I've forgotten what the point of this message was if there was
> one. I am curious though: what's the current status of this "mascott"?
> Is she still used on the Japanese side? Does anybody remember her at
> all? Is there a [Moetan][1] Guide to Ruby with Ruby-chan in the works
> somewhere in the Ruby underground?
>
> [1]: http://www.animenation.com/4915540979.html

If any figures have become *unofficial* community mascots then it must
be two foxes yelling "chunky bacon" [1] in Why's (Poignant) Guide to
Ruby [2].

Brian.

[1] http://poignantguide.net/ruby/i/the.foxes-4c.png
[2] http://poignantguide.net/ruby/