Sunday, June 2, 2013

Programmers vs Rockers

One of my friend pointed out that I have stopped writing blogs for awhile, so this is me starting again.

This is a comparison between “Rock Stars” and “Programmers” There was a blog post similar to this couple of years back but this is a more detailed comparison.

 

Comparison

Rock Star

Programmer

Looks

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Fashion Trend Setters

We start it

What is fashion trend? Never heard of it.

Charisma

Yes

Yes

People asking for Autograph at the street

Yes, all the time

Not likely

# of Twitter followers

Millions

Thousands, but we came up with Twitter.

Friday nights

Night out drinking.

I have work tomorrow.

Instrument

Microphone/Guitar/Drums/other

Microphone + computer + projector

Mobile phones

My phone is not working; I’m buying a new one.

Boot the device in Safe mode and root the OS

Writes

Lyrics

Code

Shows/Talk attendance

Tens of Thousands

Hundreds

Tour the world

Few months ago

Last year I think.

Owns

Multiple cribs and a private jet

Multiple 24” LED displays with SSD hard disk with multi VM

Way to the Top

X Factor / American Idol

Hard work for years (Simon Fuller, if you read this, what about a “Programming Idol” show?)

Drugs

Yes a lot

No

Earnings

Millions of Dollars

Thousands of Dollars

Sex

So much, they regret it later

Private information

Can bring the world to a standstill.

No

Yes, Who do you want us to hack?

Has two eyes, one mouth one nose and two hands

Yes, most of them.

Yes

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