While on Twitter last night, Ben Fulton mentioned that he was a stevenharman disciple (his words, not mine). I hadn’t heard of the guy so I figured I’d check his blog out.

I came across an entry on his blog titled “On Geek Hero Worship”, and I definitely could relate to that.

The first thing that came to mind was a song (“My Hero”) from Foo Fighters, with the following lyrics:

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

It’s true though. The people we look up to in the industry and place on pedestals are most likely normal people too, with their own heroes.

I don’t typically admit to who my heroes are, but there are a few of them that I’ve had for quite a few years. The more I get back into programming, though, and the more I Twitter-surf, the more I find out and realize that yeah, they’re ordinary too.