On Apr 26, 3:14   ή
> I'm JUST beginning my study of Ruby, and I still have a really long way to
> go. That's why my questions are what they are...)
>
> I was wondering if anyone uses Ruby "outside" the Web development/
> maintenance "environment?"    
>
> Thanks,
>
> jwkh
>
> jwkhead<at>gmail[dot]com

Check books: Ruby for System Administration and Everyday Scripting
with Ruby. You'll find lot of ways Ruby can be used apart from Web
development.

Regards,
Bosko