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Similarities: Drug dealers / Software developers

Markus Wennrich - Thu Feb 18 14:19:23 1999


I don't know if the similarities are valid but they are interesting.
Enjoy.


----------------------------     --------------------------- 
Drugdealers                      Software developers
----------------------------     ---------------------------

Refer to their clients           Refer to their clients
as "users".                      as "users".

"The first one's free!"          "Download a free trial
                                 version..."

Have important South-East        Have important South-East
Asian connections                Asian connections
(to help move the stuff).        (to help debug the code).

Strange jargon:                  Strange jargon:
"Stick"                          "SCSI"
"Rock"                           "RTFM"
"Wrap"                           "Packet"
"E"                              "C"
"Stash"                          "Cache"
"Drive by"                       "CTRL ALT DEL"
"Hit (LSD)"                      "Hit (WWW)"
"Source"                         "Source-code"
"The Pigs"                       "Microsoft"

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

Your clients really like your    Your clients really like your
stuff when it works. When it     stuff when it works. When it
doesn't work they want to kill   doesn't work they want to kill
you.                             you.

Job is assisted by the           Job is assisted by the
industry producing               industry producing
newer, more potent product.      newer, more potent products.

Often seen in the company        Often seen in the company of
of pimps, hustlers               marketing people, venture
and lowlives                     capitalists and fund managers.

When things go wrong, a          When things go wrong, a
"fix" is just a phone call       "fix" is just a phone call
away but may be expensive        away but may be expensive

A lot of successful people       A lot of successful people
getting rich in this industry    getting rich in this industry
while still teenagers            while still teenagers

Their product causes             DOOM. Quake. SimCity.
unhealthy addictions.            Duke Nukem 3D.  'Nuff said.


Do your job well, and            Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!
you can sleep with
sexy movie stars who
depend on you.


-- 
nick@roses.de                   http://www.roses.de/~nick/

When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?


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