Drug Dealers and Software Developers: coincidence?

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Drug dealers                     Software developers
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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," "Rock,"                   "SCSI," "RTFM,"
"Dime bag," "E".                  "Java," "ISDN".

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.

Job is assisted by the           Job is assisted by
industry's producing             industry's producing
newer, more potent mixes.        newer, faster machines.

Often seen in the company        Often seen in the company of
of pimps and hustlers.           marketing people and venture

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

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