Software Developers     Versus    Drug Dealers
----------------------------      -------------------------- 
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 
Have important South-East       Have important South-East 
Asian connections               Asian connections
Strange jargon:                 Strange jargon:
 "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 pimps and hustlers.            of suits and wonks
Unhealthy addictions.           'Nuff said.
Do your job well, and             Damn! Damn! DAMN!!! 
you can sleep with
sexy movie stars who
depend on you.

From an email forwarded to me by a programming buddy of mine.

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