You may not have known but there are startling similarities between those who push drugs and those who push software (wait, so Bill Gates=Drug Lord? Yup!).

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 code)
Strange jargon:
"Stick," "Rock,"Dime bag"
Strange jargon:
"SCSI," "Byte," "Java," "ISDN"
"Stash" "cache"
"Hit (LSD)" "Hit (WWW)"
"Source" "Source Code"
Realize that there's tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year- old market. Ditto
Job is assisted by the industry's producing a newer, more potent product. Ditto
When things go wrong, a "fix" is just a phone call away but may be expensive. Ditto
A lot of successful people getting rich in this industry while still teenagers. Ditto
Their product causes unhealthy addictions. DOOM. Quake. SimCity, duke Nukem 3D. 'Nuff said.
Often seen with pimps and hustlers. Often seen with marketing people and venture capitalists.
Do your job well, and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you. Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!