Hi all,

I've been working on notes for a "Baby steps" tutorial.  It is a very 
gentle introduction to the Ruby language, intended to make a new user 
feel a little more comfortable with this new language and ready to try 
other resources.  The first installment of this tutorial is now online, 
at the following URL:

    http://coolnamehere.com/geekery/ruby/rubytut.html

If you like, you can direct your non-programming friends to that URL and 
see if they like it :-)

- Brian Wisti
http://coolnamehere.com/