[Seaside] [ANN] new Seaside homepage

Blake blake at kingdomrpg.com
Wed Jul 11 23:40:18 UTC 2007

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:14:47 -0700, Avi Bryant <avi at dabbledb.com> wrote:

> On 7/11/07, Blake <blake at kingdomrpg.com> wrote:
>> I think you guys may have reversed the causality here. As I understand  
>> it, Ruby's popularity is largely =due= to Tim O'Reilly hyping the  
>> bejeezus out of it. In other words, a publisher decided to push it  
>> first, fired up the hype machine about the "next big thing" and, well,  
>> here we are.
> It's a feedback loop - O'Reilly certainly helped RoR along, but they
> didn't get interested until it was already well on its way.  37signals
> are a pretty effective hype machine themselves.

Fair enough. But O'RLY isn't a neutral party.

>> If true, the problem is that it might be harder to convince selfsame
>> publisher to pitch a product that might diminish Ruby's lustre.
> We wouldn't have any trouble getting a book published, either by
> O'Reilly or by one of their competitors, if someone had the time,
> ability, and desire to write one.

Seriously? I haven't done a book in, oh, about a decade, but I'd be  
willing to.

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