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  • I was at RubyFringe, and it felt a lot like YAPC; small, intimate, a chance to hang out and meet like-minded folks, and a chance to learn about a lot of very cool bleeding edge ruby stuff that *isn't* Rails, from the people who're actually making it happen. Pete was quite explicit about his mission being the improvement of the ruby community as a whole. While I agree that of course you reap what you sow, the emergence of a grassroots movement within the ruby community can only be a good thing. It sounds to
    • It sounds to me like you're taking Pete's rhetorical question...

      Are there any rhetorical questions on the Internet?

      Maybe I'm really not someone who should talk about perceptions of technical communities. (I spend a lot of time on my employer's payroll watching and thinking about them.) Still, I find the Ruby world fascinating in a way that I don't find the Perl world, probably because I'm responsible for approximately none of the direction and development of the Ruby world. It's similar enough that I (believe I can) recognize patterns and behaviors, but different enough that I (believe I have) an interesting and useful perspective.

      Is that useful?

      That depends on the rhetoricalness of the question and whether my answer has any veracity. I can only answer the question for myself.

      • Are there any rhetorical questions on the Internet?

        Was it predictable that someone would feel compelled to answer this question with a question?