Ruby - is a reflective Object Oriented (OO) dynamic language created by
Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) in Japan with the objective to rescue the fun
and happiness in programming, designed with principles (see below) to
free programmer's mind from the hindrances of that is usually should
belong to the compiler, leading him to behave more intuitively,
remaining thus the most important tool - the intelligence, and so
creativity, happiness, motivation and productivity.
http://holoflux.wordpress.com/2006/08/24/ruby-result-of-a-japanese-guy-that-just-wanted-to-be-happy-programming-and-made-a-revolution/