Chris Moore wrote:

> This is gonna sound crazy but how hard would it be to make ruby boot as 
> something of a microkernel? Add some device drivers and a filesystem and 
> some kind of console (the built in shell?) and you're halfway to a 
> script based OS... just a thought me and a friend had...
> 
> The next step is making file management tools, an editor, etc.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 

Not crazy at all.  The last time I looked some Sun machines boot up 
speaking a native version of the Forth language before the OS loads.