Drug Dealers & Software Developers: Coincidence?

DRUG DEALERS:

  • Refer to their clients as “users”.
  • “The first one’s free!”
  • Have important South-East Asian connections to help move the stuff.
  • Strange jargon: “Stick”, “Rock”, “Dime bag”, “E”.
  • Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14 to 25-year old market.
  • Job is assisted by industry’s producing newer, more potent mixes.
  • Often seen in company of pimps & hustlers.
  • Their product causes unhealthy addictions.
  • Do your job well & you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS:

  • Refer to their clients as “users”.
  • “Download a Free Trial Version”…
  • Have important South-East Asian connections (to help debug the code).
  • Strange jargon: “SCSI”, “RTFM”, “Java”, “ISDN”.
  • Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14 to 25-year old market.
  • Job is assisted by the industry’s producing newer, faster machines.
  • Often seen in the company of marketing people & venture capitalists.
  • DOOM, Quake, SimCity, Duke Nukem 3D. ‘Nuff said…
  • Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!
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