|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", "Bullet", "P"||Strange jargon: "SCSI", "RTFM", "Java", "IDSN"|
|Realise that there's tons of cash in the 14 to 25 year old market||Realise that there's tons of cash in the 14 to 25 year old market|
|Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, more potent mixes||Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, faster computers|
|Often seen in the company of pimps and hustlers||Often seen in the company of marketing people and venture capitalists|
|Their product causes unhealthy addictions||DOOM, Quake, SimCity, WoW.....|
Quoted from the book I'm reading - Pusher Myths - Re-Situating the Drug Dealer by Ross Coomber. It's a bunch of research into the myths around drug dealers (as you might have guessed), including 'hooking' children with freebies, the Blue Star LSD myth, the adulteration myth (dealers cut their dope with strychnine wtf), and drug market violence.
In other words, it's perfect for my essay. Which I should be writing intsead of posting to LJ.