If you’re a tech head, and you’ve been around Object Orientated languages – then you’ve surely heard of Ruby. I’ve been around people who are passionate about Ruby, but never caught the bug. What I did do whilst others were programming away, was read about ruby. One day whilst reading I came across the name of an online persona Why the lucky stiff, also known as _why. Whilst _why was/is considered a prolific and influential programmer of Ruby, what was fascinating was his disappearance.