So many options! I remember consulting on hardware purchases back in the early 90s … the sort of task that has informed my thinking on “Participatory Deliberation”: in an imperfect world every option closes some doors.

RubyOnRails? Dang … I had kinda ruled that out … but has me thinking again. (Kiko’s homepage makes a nice pitch for Web2.0 … and the description of Javascript ActiveRecord states the case for JS very neatly.) And the ActiveRecord project is, well, a pretty good pitch for Ruby itself!

Also of interest: Douglas Crockford on Javascript.