On 27 Aug 2007, at 14:39, John Joyce wrote:

>  Just can't understand why they put a giraffe on this one? Perl's  
> camel has become a big part of it's image, but there just hasn't  
> yet been an animal on a Ruby book that made sense.

AFAIK the Perl Camel originated from the 'Programming Perl' book. It  
doesn't make any more (or less!) sense than a giraffe for Ruby!

Alex Gutteridge

Bioinformatics Center
Kyoto University