Chuck Remes wrote:
> Much like watching a car accident in slow motion, I could scarcely
> believe my eyes when reading Zed Shaw's screed on Ruby & Rails on his
> blog [1].
> 
> I know I shouldn't give an attention whore that which he so desperately
> seeks, but I can't help myself. I'm the guy down on the street shouting
> for the idiot on the ledge to jump. Not only has he jumped, but he has
> promised "future installments" to complete the tragedy. I cannot look
> away; I don't *want* to look away.
> 
> Any how... I think Kevin Clark labeled him correctly. See Zed's rant for
> the background on this reference.
> 
> If I was in a position to do so, I am sorely tempted to hire him just to
> fire him right away. :-)
> 
> Thankfully the mongrel project is in sane hands. He did a wonderful job
> developing mongrel for which he deserves full credit. His rant and
> apparent abandonment of Ruby is just peculiar in light of his past
> contributions.
> 
> A community with a significant reputation for helping novices and
> welcoming newbies doesn't have a lot of room for cranks. I hope Zed is
> welcomed by the community(ies) focused on his next language choice;
> based on his personality traits, I'd say he should join the LISP
> community ASAP. Even they might find him to be a bit much.
> 
> Happy New Year! Happy New Rants!
> 
> [1] http://www.zedshaw.com/rants/rails_is_a_ghetto.html
> 
> 

Well ... actually he has joined another community, but not Lisp He's now
a Factor devotee. Which reminds me -- some time I need to ask him why
Factor and not ANS Forth. :)

I'll go read his blog.