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Well, I guess I could make an exception for my parents.
They did pretty well for themselves and they've continued to support me for 31 years and counting...
If you can live with me for that long you're definitely a hero!
But no hero in the "traditional" sense, like someone amazing somewhere that I look up to and that I'd love to meet.
I always wondered when such or such people die will I go down in the street at the funerals ?
Exactly, like people crying because someone they never even met died, I can't imagine idolizing someone like that.
People know where they were and what they were doing when they heard Freddy Mercury died and they sat together with the family... Like he was just a singer!
Well, I guess he wasn't "just" a singer to those people (and he was more of an entertainer I guess, not a fan as you can see).
It's cool (and scary) that people like Freddy Mercury, or John Lennon, or Steve Jobs, can change lives by just being alive (or not), just not mine.
When it's an entertainer it's usually innocent enough, but the world's greatest mass murderers started out like that too.
It's a good fast read and you get quite a bit about the Apple originally came about.
Quite inspiring because he talks about creating things with less chips and drawing out computer circuit boards on paper.
As tongue in check as that sounds, my life as a software developer has been significantly, and in positive ways, influenced by the existence of Code Project. While that can be said of many people (99% of them are dead), there's something to be said about a hero that is relevant.