And we have "hooker code", which relies on the idea of prostitutes as > unclean and unsafe.
Ah, now i get what they want to imply.
The first association i had was something along "you have to pay every time", like Mac-appstore vs. a debian repository.
Maybe it's a regional thing, i'm from "liberal" Europe
This language says a lot about programmer culture.
We have "Jimmy", the clueless new programmer, who is male
because programmers are male by default.
Which is, at least in most countries i know of, just a true observation. Furthermore, if it were Jane, i bet that would lead accusations of implying female programmers are less competent.
So, what name should we use to antropomporhize Cluelessness? As Jimmy's sigh proves, no name does not "target" at least one person.
We have the "mad girlfriend bug", which programmers can empathize
with because they are straight males who know what it is like to
have a mad girlfriend.
But, besides the empathizing, it communicates a recognizable metaphor, that, i'd argue, even asexual people of any sex will get, because of it's pervalence in sit coms, movies etc.
It's like "Herculean Task", it doesnt matter that the Greek Gods are a myth as long as the meaning is transported.
I don't particularly like the "Hooker Code", because it seems to me like bitching about Prostitution witout adding worth to the metaphor, but objecting die Jimmy seems a little bit paranoid to me.