Rare Rubies

Posted by Nick Sieger Thu, 24 May 2007 17:16:05 GMT

Stumbling upon a description of a rare Burmese Ruby gemstone housed in the Smithsonian, this line popped out at me:

While sapphire, emerald and diamond gems weighing hundreds of carats exist, high quality Burmese rubies larger than 20 carats are exceedingly rare.

We could rephrase that a bit:

While Java, C++, and C# programs weighing hundreds of thousands of lines of code exist, high quality Ruby programs larger than 2000 lines are exceedingly rare.

Isn’t it strange how you hardly notice a difference?

Carmen Lucia Ruby

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