Drug Dealers Vs Software Developers




DRUG DEALERSSOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
Refer to their clients as "users."Refer to their clients as "users."
"The first one's free!""Download a free trial version..."
Have important South-East Asian connections (to help move the stuff.)Have important South-East Asian connections (to help debug the stuff)
Realize that there's tons of cash in the 14 to 25-year-old market.Realize that there's tons of cash in the 14 to 25-year-old market.
Your clients really like your stuff when it works.  When it doesn't work they want to kill you.Your clients really like your stuff when it works.  When it doesn't work they want to kill you.
Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, more potent products.Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, more potent products.
When things go wrong, a "fix" is just a phone call away, but may be expensive.When things go wrong, a "fix" is just a phone call away, but may be expensive.
Alot of successful people getting rich in the industry while still teenagers.Alot of successful people getting rich in the industry while still teenagers.
Their product causes unhealthy addictions.Doom.  Quake.  SimCity.  Duke Nukem 3D.  'Nuff said.
Do your job well, and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you.Damn!  Damn!  DAMN!!!
Strange jargon:"Stick"
"Rock"
"Wrap"
"E"
"Stash"
"Drive by"
"Hit (LSD)"
"Source"
"The Pigs"
Strange jargon:"SCSI"
"RTMF"
"Packet"
"C"
"Cache"
"CTRL ALT DEL"
"Hit (WWW)"
"Source code"
"Microsoft"


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