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Drug dealers                      Software developers

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
                                  capitalists.

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.

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