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Microserfs [Douglas Coupland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the acclaimed author of Hey Nostradamus! comes a wonderful. 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 . Microserfs is a movie examines the angst of the white-collar, under set in this entertaining tale of computer techies who escape the serfdom of Bill Gates’s.

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Typical “Coupland’s” were as well the dialogue’s and the way the characters go on with each other But since I’m not from that generation perhaps it’s lost on me. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

I actually was acquainted with a real housemates couple in Berkeley who could be characters in this novel, who in their “free time” romantically played computer games with each other and otherwise spent vast amounts of time behind a computer screen.

But it’s not about the technology, and it’s not about the business. Letting go of randomness is one of the hardest decisions a person can make.

The story is presented as a series of journal entries, a format that is somewhat limiting and leads to the inclusion of various boring details during the lulls when nothing’s happening in the narrator’s life.

You stole my loneliness No one knows that I microsrefs wishing for you, a thief, to enter my house of autonomy, that I had locked my doors but my Windows were open, hoping, but not believing, you would enter. Microserfs on Kindle I just adore this book, I bought a copy years ago and must have given it away or lost it in the attic, so bought another copy for my Kindle. The TimesJuly 24, Perhaps it is not as strong as Gen Microserfe or Shampoo Planet–or those Harolding moments in Portraits–but still a quite decent read.

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Get to Know Us. I must outcompute him before he outcomputes me. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Perhaps technology does in fact ennoble our human values and aspirations, or perhaps it is a means of convenient evasion from self-knowledge.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Microsdrfs 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 in talking I was just sucked right into it.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I must master it, as I must master my life. This is, as corny as it sounds, a micriserfs with heart, as well as hardware. One of these things are geeks.

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Is there a life outside of IT? Polaroids from the Dead. Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

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. 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.

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Known as mocroserfs they spend upward of 16 hours a day “coding” writing software as they eat “flat” foods such as Kraft singles, which can be passed undernea Narrated in the form of a Powerbook entry by Dan Underwood, a computer programmer for Microsoft, this state-of-the-art novel about life ,icroserfs the ’90s follows the adventures of six code-crunching computer whizzes. The liquid engineers left the pool heater on too long, and at night, chlorine vapors rose above the plant life of the planet, and I imagined my flesh, being inside the pool, being warm, and protected, feeling gravity, but able to mock it as I floated.

As time went on it became a lot broader, instead of a lot narrower, which is what happened with Generation X. Coupland is good mircoserfs bringing humor to a lot of strange situations that arise in the tech world, but what surprised me about this book was that it wasn’t just a complete comedy.

As a Canadian I’ve read all the reviews of his work that say he has his finger almost always on the pulse of our nations cultural heartbeat. This is a gentle, uplifting amusing tale. For Microserfs, I am straddling these two reader-type extremes: But now there’s a chance to become innovators instead of cogs in the micrserfs Microsoft machine.

But there is something undeniably compelling about a writer who can absorb so much of contemporary culture, process it through the machine of his imagination, and fashion a document that accurately and poignantly captures the strangeness, rhythm, language, and condition of our special time and place. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.