IJMC Software Addiction?

                        IJMC - Software Addiction?

Whaddya gotta say? Windoze 95 = Crack? Well, maybe not that bad, but I'd 
suspect more is spent per year on Microsoft products than on illegal 
narcotics. And you probably get a better and safer bang-per-buck for the 
illegal stuff too. :) Not that I would know anything about that, but I do 
know what you get with the computer. I mean, I lost a whole nine hours of 
my life meaninglessly last friday night...all to my software addiction. 
It's a sad state of being my friends.                               -dave

Drug Dealers and Software Developers: coincidence?

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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             SimCity. DOOM. Diablo.
unhealthy addictions.            'Nuff said.

Do your job well, and            
you can sleep with
sexy movie stars who
depend on you.			 Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!

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