My colleague Andrew Binstock, who's always been too busy making money to blog, disagrees with me that Ruby-the-language is crossing the chasm. He think that Rails is great, but is not enamored of Ruby-the-language. I, on the other hand, continue to be skeptical about Rails (has it changed the dialogue about how frameworks should be? Yes. But it's a long way from displacing ASP.NET or even PHP).