From: "Conrad Schneiker" <schneiker / jump.net>
> Hi,
> 
> "Bill Kelly" <billk / cts.com> wrote:
> >
[...]
> > [Some outrageously hilarious material better suited]
> > [for alt.tastless.jokes deleted.]
> >
> >                                  Hunter S. Thompson
> 
> Please keep in mind that a few fairly young Ruby newbies (and likely a few
> fairly young Ruby prodigies and wizards by now as well) read this NG/ML and
> its archives (which I very much want to encourage), and most of us don't
> want to give their parents and/or teachers a reason to change that.

Sorry 'bout that - the minute I posted the thing I thought it should
probably have been a private email.


> There are several people trying to promote Ruby as a first programming
> language for use in high school and earlier grades (again which I very much
> want to encourage), which means that some increasing number of teachers and
> administrators will be checking out Ruby resources that Ruby nubies have
> access to, including this NG/ML and its archives.
> 
> For future reference, even though fewer people would have read the HST text
> of the preceding post in this thread, a reference to the relevant book and
> chapter would have been much more appropriate.

=-)
Fear And Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72
(end of the "July" chapter)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446313645


> More generally, I know (from discussions in person last Friday) that Matz
> wishes that _everyone_ would be friendly, courteous, tactful, and tasteful
> in communicating with anyone in the Ruby community, especially so in this
> NG/ML. (Which is probably why I'm not replying in heavily redacted HST style
> about poor judgment with respect to younger readers and their parents and
> teachers.) Since I founded comp.lang.ruby (to which the ruby-list ML is
> mirrored) on behalf of Matz, I would like to request that _everyone_ respect
> his wishes, which I think will help attract many more people to Ruby in the
> long run.
> 
> Thanks,
> Conrad

Standing-corrected-but-wishing-his-own-parents-had-been-a-little-
less-overprotective-sometimes,

Bill