The Matz and Ko1 Ruby 1.9 Interviews
Back in February James Edward Gray interviewed Yukihiro Matsumoto (matz, creator of Ruby) and Koichi Sasada (main developer of Ruby 1.9) about YARV / Ruby 1.9 and Ruby's future. I don't want to spoil it at all, but there are definitely some interesting points raised. If the future of Ruby interests you, check it out. It comes in two parts so far, 1 and 2.