Drug-Dealers vs Software Developers

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 the company of pimps and hustlers.

Their product causes unhealthy addictions.

Do your job well, and 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”, “ISDN”, “Java”, “RTFM”

Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market.

Job is assisted by industry’s producing newer, faster machines.

Often seen in the company of marketing people and venture capitalists (same thing).

DOOM. Quake. SimCity. Duke Nukem 3D. ‘Nuff said.

Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!

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