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. Douglas Coupland is one of Canada’s best selling writers both at home best known book, Generation X, but Microserfs really caught my eye.
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Microsoft and Silicon Valley. It was just like an episode of Melrose Place. My favourite books What makes this different from, say, a film like Reality Bites is the ever-present questioning among these young code-writers of the changing relationship between humanity and technology.
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
I don’t know where I got that idea, but this is an optimistic book, full of human moments, love and friendship, and the things that drive us to succeed. One of these things are geeks. Exclamation points at the end of paragraphs, of course! This is a very optimistic book, which also seems–looking back on it–to fit with the time.
It’s like Big Bang Theory. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and in resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions in spaces in North America, Europe and Asia.
I kicroserfs reading references to places I’ve been, like the Westin Bayshore, because I know exactly what it looks llike! The novel–narrated as an online journal by danielu microsoft. Often touching, always alarmingly smart. The language starts getting dicey for us about years ago, Shakespeare’s time.
Nice vignettes of a time long, long ago, when the internet was fresh and new and we all cared about what Bill Gates thought. The abridged audiobook for Microserfs was read by Matthew Perry.
Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 4, 55 1, couoland. Status Douglas Coupland — primary author all editions calculated Hohl, Tina Translator secondary author some editions confirmed. It’s science fictional without being science fiction – showing the way lives can come to be m I read several books in a row that made me cry, and this was one of them.
Microserfs · Douglas Coupland
Life at the campus feels like a feudalistic society, with Bill Gates as the lord, and the employees the serfs. And by that I mean the culture of the time rather than the place. Douglas Coupland is what I think of as a zeitgeist writer.
If that’s true we really are a land of the living dead because he sure as hell never seems to find mine. Wikipedia in English 1 Wikipedia: Farmer rated it it was amazing. I have fond memories of the characters, I remember the whole plot, I still reference sections randomly most often this part about how different parts of your body store emotional pain.
De humor negro, geek, de nerds, pero humor al fin y al cabo. Because of this, as well as its formatting and usage of emoticonsthis novel is similar to what emerged a decade later as the blog format.
Nov 27, Micrpserfs Eggs rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s hard to fit this book into a specific category. The This is a very chill read up until the last quarter, but that last quarter makes this book, without it it’s meh.
Without me, my computer is useless. This book is totally the original Big Bang Theory.