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Drug Dealers vs. Software Developers

 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)
Strange jargon:  "Stick," "Rock,", Joint," "Dime bag," "E"                  Strange jargon:"SCSI," "RTFM,", "Java," "NAS"
Realize that there's tons of cash in the  14- to 25-year-old  market                         Realize that there's tons of cash in the  14- to 25-year-old  market  
Job is assisted by industry's producing  newer, more potent mixes Job is assisted by industry's producing  newer, faster machines
Often seen in the company  of of pimps and hustlers Often seen in the company of marketing people and venture capitalists
Their product causes  unhealthy addictions DOOM. Quake. SimCity. Duke Nukem
'Nuff said.
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