Educate. Liberate. - Erlectricity: Hi Ruby, I'm Erlang.People are thinking along the same lines I am, though I have nowhere near the guts at the moment to write a bridger...unless this one sucks.
I think lots of people are excited about the language, though I think that those that are just finding Ruby probably won't look at or touch it for a while longer. "Why do I have to learn yet ANOTHER programming language?" They ask.
In any case, due to Erlang's structure around the Actor Model, it makes algorithms like particle swarm optimization and ant optimization seem pretty exciting. More to come later. In the meantime, enjoy the bridge.