Drug Dealers versus Software Developers


Drug Dealers Software Developers
Refer to clients as “users”. Refer to 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 code).
Strange jargon: “Stick”, “Rock”, “Dime bag”, “E”. Strange jargon: “SCSI”, “RTFM”, “Java”, “ISDN”.
Realise that there’s tons of cash in the 14 to 25-year-old market. Realise that there’s tons of cash in the 14 to 25-year-old market.
Job is assisted by the industry’s producing newer, more potent mixes. Job is assisted by industry’s producing newer, faster machines.
Often seen in the company of pimps and hustlers. Often seen in the company of marketing people and venture capitalists.
Their product causes unhealthy addictions. DOOM. Quake. Sim City. Duke Nukem.
Do your job well and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you. Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!
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