There is a Chapter 0. There is a little bit of introductory stuff we
need to talk about before we set you loose on Ruby. You wouldn't
want to get psyched about a new gadget, get it home, and then figure out you
need batteries, a grapefruit, and the ability to speak three languages to even
open the box would you? You would? Well then answer me this: How would
Ruby react to large, elastic monsters taking over an estuary? You don't know
the answer!? Well, plainly we need to take a good, hard look at a few things
before we turn you loose....