I decided, I'm learning Erlang. I've installed it (port install erlang - too easy) and I've order the pragmatic programmer's book. If you have any tips, pitfalls or general suggestions, drop me a note.
One downer is a quick search this morning came up with no jobs advertised for Erlang in Australia. I hope that changes soon. If you know of any Australian companies that use Erlang, please let me know !