Martin Fowler on RubyMicrosoft. Nothing I haven’t heard or said or thought before, but still, it matters when a Martin Fowler says it.
I’m going to (slowly and) carefully work up my thoughts on his post in some depth. In the meantime, go read what Martin says and come back here and tell me what you think. The ‘Bliki’ doesn’t do comments, but The Shade Tree Developer does (and will as long as the CS spam filter + CAPTCHA do their thing).