Object#type is deprecated; use Object#class

Thanks in advance for being patient with this rails newbie
When I do the STI example in AWDWR i get a warning: Object#type is
deprecated; use Object#class
What does this mean?
How should I change the following code?

This is from page 342 AWDWR
e1/ar/sti.rb
create_table :people, :force => true do |t|
t.column :type, :string

Can I change this to

t.column :kind, :string with no ill effects? Or is their something
special about a column with the name type?

Change :type to :person_type. That should solve your problem.

Virginian wrote:

Btw, if you change it to person_type also change the sti id to
person_id. You don't have to use person, you can use anything you want,
but person seems to fit your schema.

Virginian wrote: