The Mountain View Voice is a weekly newspaper serving the Silicon Valley area, and is a familiar sight to anyone wandering the streets of Palo Alto or Menlo Park. Angela Hey writes for 'Hey Tech!', an online blog of the Voice, and has just published a feature on R and the local Bay Area User Group (BARUG). It includes a nice history of R, and an in-depth recap of Ram Narasimhan's lightning talk on the weatherData package and his weatherCompare app at the last BARUG meeting. (You can read about other talks at that BARUG meetup in Joe Rickert's recap.)
Read Angela Hay's feature from the Mountain View Voice blog at the link below.