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!).
|DRUG DEALERS||SOFTWARE 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 code)|
"Stick," "Rock,"Dime bag"
"SCSI," "Byte," "Java," "ISDN"
|"Hit (LSD)"||"Hit (WWW)"|
|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!!!|