/sayls'kri"tr/ Pejorative hackerism for a computer salesperson. Hackers tell the following joke:
Q. What's the difference between a used-car dealer and a computer salesman?
A. The used-car dealer knows he's lying. [Some versions add: ...and probably knows how to drive.]
This reflects the widespread hacker belief that salescritters are self-selected for stupidity (after all, if they had brains and the inclination to use them, they'd be in programming). The terms "salesthing" and "salesdroid" are also common.
Compare marketroid, suit.
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Nearby terms: SAL « SALEM « Sales Automation « salescritter » Sales Force Automation » S-ALGOL » SALT