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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 connections Asian connections (to help move the stuff) Have important South-East connections Asian connections (to help debug the code)
Strange jargon:

"Stick"
"Rock"
"Wrap"
"E"
"Stash"
"Drive by"
"Hit (LSD)"
"Source"
"The Pigs"

Strange jargon:

"SCSI"
"RTFM"
"Packet"
"C"
"Cache"
"CTRL ALT DEL"
"Hit (WWW)"
"Source-code"
"Microsoft"

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
Your clients really like your stuff when it works. When it doesn't work they want to kill you. Your clients really like your stuff when it works. When it doesn't work they want to kill you.
Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, more potent products Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, more potent products
Often seen in the company of pimps, hustlers, and lowlifes. Often seen in the company of marketing people, venture capitalists, and fund managers
When things go wrong, a "fix" is just a phone call away but may be expensive. When things go wrong, a "fix" is just a phone  call away but may be expensive/
A lot of successful people getting rich in this industry while still teenagers A lot of successful people getting rich in this industry while still  teenagers
Their product causes unhealthy addictions. DOOM. Quake. SimCityDuke. Nukem 3D.
'Nuff said.
Do your job well, and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you. Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!

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