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There are certain deities that rule over the computer world, and some of the most important of these are the demo gods. If you ever have to give a demo in front of people, you will pay obesiance to them, for they rule your life. Some of their rules:

  1. Thou shalt do something at least thrice before showing it to anyone else, upon pain of embarrassment.
  2. Thou shalt have a script. If thou doest not, then thou shalt forget critical steps and important words.
  3. Thou shalt not deviate from the path of the demo during the demo, upon pain of embarrassment.
  4. The chance of thou being humbled and laid low shall be inversely related to the number of mortals watching.
  5. Thou shalt not switch machines at the last minute. If thouest does so, then thou will shall find critical drivers or modules or DLLs or data files missing.
  6. Thou shalt make sure that everything is present on thy disk while thou has a fast link, or the gods shall reveal thy folly when thou art on an airplane or at a hotel where the fastest link is 9.6k.
  7. Hubris is offensive to the demo gods. If thou art proud, thou shalt be laid low.

There are others, but that pretty much is the flavor.


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