= S =
salescritter /sayls'kri`tr/ n.
Pejorative hackerism for a
computer salesperson. Hackers tell the following joke:
Q. What's the difference between a used-car dealer and a
A. The used-car dealer knows he's lying. [Some versions add:
...and probably knows how to drive.]
This reflects the widespread hacker belief that salescritters are
self-selected for stupidity (after all, if they had brains and the
inclination to use them, they'd be in programming). The terms
`salesthing' and `salesdroid' are also common. Compare
marketroid, suit, droid.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.