This one is for Andrew who essentially threw the gauntlet down (whether he knew it or not) for me to write this post.

So are members of heavy metal bands like software developers?

I am going to say yes, and here are the reasons:

  • They are both creative (or at least we like to think we are)
  • Both can have serious attitudes
  • They don't like the way the previous generation did things (big band and COBOL)
  • Like to put together complicated combinations from the basic parts of their art

Ok, it might be a little weak, but we are just having fun here.