On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:39:53 +0900, 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.

Because they put animals on almost every book. The "camel book" comes 
from that as beeing a short reference to "Programming Perl" and not 
because programming or perl has something got to do with camels. If they 
would have put an eagle on it, "Programming Perl" would be known today as 
the "eagle book". But they just put a camel on it like they put a giraffe 
on the ruby book you mentioned. Just like that.

Thomas