On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 07:55:48AM +0900, W Kent Starr wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 14:04, William Djaja Tjokroaminata wrote:
> > I am really amazed if Ruby is really compared against Java, especially in
> > the corporate world.  I feel it is just not a level playing field.  Ruby
> > is an open source product, while Java has all the muscles of Sun (not
> > counting other companies such as IBM) to support it.
> 
> Oops, my bad. I -meant- that a proper comparison IMO is Ruby as a
> preferable alternative to Java. No one that I know of is seriously
> considering this at present (in the US). But, no one was taking
> seriously my assertion back in 1982 that microcomputers would be on
> every desktop.

Indeed. And when I started using Linux in 1996, very few would have
expected it ever to be taken seriously by the corporate world.

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Matt Gushee
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