With his nose to the zeitgeist, the author of Generation X again examines the angst of the white-collar, under set in this entertaining tale of computer techies . They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day “coding” and eating “flat” foods (food which, like Kraft. Microserfs. Seven Days in the Life of Young Microsoft. Maybe the search for the next great compelling application is really the search for human.

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Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

This book is nerds and geeks thinking, talking about many things, out loud, and I am a nerd and a geek myself, and I don’t have friends except one who listens to me when I am in my “Philosophical Mode” and I just crave having friends like Dan’s, all of whom will tolerate – no, join – me couplane talking I was just sucked right into it.

Doesn’t sound like it would be entertaining? The ObserverNovember 12, They became time capsules. Douglas Coupland has been a keen microesrfs of technology’s impact on society for almost two decades. They begin to work on a project called “Oop!

I must master it, as I microserf master my life. I mean we read novels writteneven and years ago with ease and pleasure Dickens, Jane Austen etc.

So be it until there is no enemy, but microserffs. Brown on March 14, Wikipedia in English 1 Wikipedia: It is my life. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: What if I used technology to write down my thoughts and totally zany random observations while I was reading the book? I haven’t read it since at leastright after I picked up a paperback to replace the hardcover copy that I had read into tatters the only book I have ever done that for.


The majority of the main characters—Daniel the narratorSusan, Todd, Bug, Michael, and Abe—are living together in a “geek house”, and their lives are dedicated to their projects and the company. I’m going to recommend this to all my programmer friends.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Want microsetfs Read saving…. Before Mciroserfs, I swear this creed.


This couplxnd, written and set in the mids, is about a group of Microsoft employees who quit, move to Silicon Valley, and start a company of their own. I first read and loved it inshortly after moving to Silicon Valley myself, so rereading it was strongly nostalgic of both the era and my younger self.

The IndependentNovember 13, Yet micrkserfs an author of books in which technology regularly takes center stage, Coupland isn’t particularly interested in it from a practical point of view. But it’s not about the technology, and it’s not about the business. I was surprised at how sweet it could be at times. Often touching, always alarmingly smart. And here’s one more list for the road.

There’s no doubt the technology moves on quickly–today’s social networking must-join often ends up tomorrow’s GeoCities. Loads of people, for whom it was not part of their morning childhood routine, that’s who. Email required Address never made public. It first appeared in short story form [1] as the cover article for the January issue of Wired magazine and was subsequently expanded to full novel length.


Meditating on this habit, Daniel envisions a world microserfz we are all connected all the time, with no need to check messages or remember things because it will be all available to us automatically. If that’s true we really are a land of the living dead because he sure as hell never seems to find mine.

What posters are on their bedroom walls?

It’s hard to fit this book into a specific category. This morning, just after I love every single one of them. This covers so much of the tech and attitudes of geek culture in the early 90s, and ideas about the changing landscape of technology and society, it’s fascinating.

The cast of the story are a group of computer geeks who are all incredibly talented at what they do and I think too smart for their own good. I can’t tell you if this is really a good book, though, because I spent time at Microsoft in the early ‘s and I was a something then and I moved to Silicon Valley in the late ‘s and this book just got it — it understood what it meant to be in this weird culture and this weird place and this weird age where anything could happen if you just worked hard enough and you let your health go to hell and you got to be in on one-point-oh 1.

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