Programming is like sex: One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
What’s the difference between drug dealers and computer programmers?
|Drug Dealers||Computer Programmers|
|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,” “Dime bag,” “E”.||Strange jargon: “SCSI,” “RTFM,” “Java,” “ISDN”.|
|Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market.||Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market.|
|Job is assisted by the industry’s producing newer, more potent mixes.||Job is assisted by industry’s producing newer, faster machines.|
|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. FarmVille. CS. ‘Nuff said.|
|Do your job well, and you can sleep with sexy movie stars who depend on you.||Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!|
ME: You should really think about a new monitor. CLIENT: I would, but I don’t want to lose my icons.
(Source: Clients From Hell)
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary, and those who do not understand it.