First there is the whole us and them, outsider, rebel feeling going on. We are forging communities and loose alliances. Lean, mean and punky [ASP MVC, NHibernate, jQuery, Agile] vs. the big bloat prog rock [ASP.NET, Entities, Prince2]
We are meeting in the back room of pubs with revolutionary zeal to spread the message of change
And the similarity with the Ramones?
Despite their simple tools and methods they were admired for their tight fast performances, 2 minute iterations, rapid audience feedback, simple, easily understood structures - a condensed symphony. In the beginning they knew nothing and realised that you make progress by picking up your instruments and using them with vision.
I'm a 3 chord coder, getting stuck in, doing what I can, learning from it and going round the loop again, no twiddly solo coding for me, I'm happiest in the gang of us, pusing against my limitations and exploring the possibilities
Hey Ho, Let's Go!