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Drug dealers vs Software Developers

Drug dealers: Refer to their clients as "users".

Software developers: Refer to their clients as "users".

Drug dealers: "The first one's free!"

Software developers: "Download a free trial version..."

Drug dealers: Have important South-East Asian connections (to help move the stuff).

Software developers: Have important South-East Asian connections (to help debug the code).

Drug dealers: Strange jargon: "Stick", "Rock", "Dime bag", "E".

Software developers: Strange jargon: "SCSI", "RTFM", "Java", "ISDN".

Drug dealers: Realize that there's tons of cash in the 14 to 25 year-old market. Job is assisted by the industry's producing more potent mixes.

Software developers: Realize that there's tons of cash in the 14 to 25 year-old market. Job is assisted by the industry's producing newer, faster machines.

Drug dealers: Often seen in the company of pimps and hustlers.

Software developers: Often seen in the company of marketing people and venture capitalists.

Drug dealers: Their product causes unhealthy addictions.

Software developers: DOOM. Quake. SimCity. Duke Nukem 3D. 'Nuff said.

Drug dealers: Do your job well, and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you.

Software developers: Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!

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