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why's (poignant) guide to Ruby

This is just too crazy.  This is a clear example of how drug usage enhances creativity, in the form of a Ruby technical manual:

http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

...found this on Slashdot, off the main page: http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/04/02/18/168235.shtml


If for nothing else, you absolutely have to see the CamCam 'advertisement' on the main page.

Defies description.


Pete

pds
Thursday, February 19, 2004

I am on chapter 3, and if this is some trick to get us to learn Ruby... it's working...

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Pretty cool...
I like this line "I’m Peter Pan holding your hand. Come on, Wendy! Second star to the right and on till morning."

Theres something about being called Wendy that makes me giggle.

Eric Debois
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Ignore my last post, it diddnt come across as intended.

Eric Debois
Thursday, February 19, 2004

No problem, Wendy.

Jimmy Jo-jo
Friday, February 20, 2004

Blimey, a mention of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci in the first chapter has got my curiosity piqued.

Nobby Good Guy
Friday, February 20, 2004

the little cartoons are brilliant

(chunky bacon?)

Guyon Morée
Friday, February 20, 2004

The cartoons are brilliant, the writing style is ebbulient and wonderful, I loved every minute of it...

... and did not learn a single thing about Ruby.

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Friday, February 20, 2004

Hmm.. yeahm the text just stops after the syntax rundown. =(

Eric Debois
Friday, February 20, 2004

Reads like a Hunter S. Thompson acid trip...

Elephant
Friday, February 20, 2004

The cartoons back-and-forth banter remind me of Calvin and Hobbes.

Yves
Friday, February 20, 2004

If it ever went to print, I buy it just for the sidebars.

Nick
Friday, February 20, 2004

I get the same feeling with this I got when I first read the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". How does the guy manage it!?

Stephen Jones
Friday, February 20, 2004

Reminds me of the book I learned BASIC from in the seventies (Instant Basic from Dilithium Press).

pdq
Friday, February 20, 2004

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