Drug Dealers & Software Engineers - a comparison

Drug Dealers

Software Engineers

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, RTFM, JAVA, ISDN"

Realise that's there's tons of cash in the 14 - 25 year old market

Realise that there's tons of cash in the 14 - 25 year old market

Job is assisted by the industry producing newer more potent mixes

Job is assisted by the industry producing newer faster machines

Often seen in the company of pimps

Often seen in the company of marketing people & venture capitalists

Their product causes unhealthy addictions

Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem ...nuff said

Do your job well and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you

DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!