----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Le Wang>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>; <undisclosed-recipients: ;>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2001 12:55 AM
Subject: [ruby-talk:29295] Re: Programming Ruby


> On Fri, 21 Dec 2001 02:01:56 GMT, Brian Wisti <brian / coolnamehere.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> >> > Dave (sighing as he watches sales of the book plummet)
> >> > 

[snip]

> 
> Guys, I think Dave was kidding.

My guess is, I think he wishes he was kidding
even more than he was.

It's hard to say whether open-sourcing in the
long run helped or hurt sales.

It definitely helped the Ruby community, though.

Hal