hi Russ,

1. I've already mentioned that... :(
2. Supportability! Durability!....

Shannon

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:28:10 +0900
"Russ Freeman" <russ / freesoft.co.uk> wrote:

> My advice:
> 
> 1. Don't tell them you are using Ruby (or mention any technology for
> that matter)
> 2. Deliver what your boss wants in business terms on time, to budget
> etc.
> 
> What more can he want?!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted [mailto:ted / datacomm.com] 
> Sent: 12 December 2002 01:23
> To: ruby-talk ML; xrfang / hotmail.com
> Cc: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org; ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: help -- persuade my boss to adopt ruby
> 
> 
> Dang!  Ugly American idioms...
> 
> Making waves:
> means disturbing the established order of things; such as introducing a
> new concept or language that's different from "the way we've always done
> it."  It is perceived as a threat to the status quo.
> 
> Comes from waves in water that make boats rock (another phrase is "Don't
> rock the boat.")
> 
> > What do you mean making waves? Confused...
> > 
> > Shannon
> > On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:00:28 +0900
> > "Ted" <ted / datacomm.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Unfortunately, people rise in management by NOT making waves...
> > > 
> > > > Hi Phil,
> > > > 
> > > > You are absolutely right. What they fear is that:
> > > > 
> > > > 1. Currently only I understand Ruby.
> > > > 2. Java is in vogue. They want the language to be there after 
> > > > 10-20 years...
> > > > 
> > > > I am currently writing a small introduction letter to my boss...
> > > > 
> > > > Shannon
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
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