Couldn't Matz come up with a press release that explains:

1. Ruby in general terms
2. Specifically what is new and improved in 1.8

Have it as a link somewhere. Then tell the various news sites about
it. I don't think it is that hard to get Linux.com, Linuxworld.com,
Linuxtoday.com or slashdot to run the announcements. If there is a
press release somewhere I could gladly contact at t least those sites
to run the article. If there are other news sites I would gladly try
them as well.

Bob