Just in case anyone else falls for this:
On page 204 there is a section at the bottom half of the page called 'Reloading the Rails Console'.
It comes AFTER the section that starts '' just above it.Code:
v = Vote.find(:first)
The problem is that this will fail unless you do a reload! as discussed.
These two section should be the other way round, else you get stuck!
cheers, Dave Porter