[Author Unknown]
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 Drug dealers                     Software developers 
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 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

 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.