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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But despite the progress we’ve made in technology, the ups and downs of Microsoft and Apple, and the age of the internet, some things never really do change. Dan and his colleagues would understand that desire as they ventured from their innominate apartments into the suburban night, probably stopping at agrabbing something to eat, and talking about where to go next.

One of these things are geeks. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Aug 27, Shinynickel rated it it was amazing. Melba toast Sa Edited to include more flat foods at the request of an obsessive nerdy friend.

You stole my loneliness No one knows that I was 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.

Also, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for ensembles. I just dropped the book on the table and I’m thinking of rereading many of its microsrrfs. The novel is presented in the form of diary entries maintained on a PowerBook by the narrator, Daniel.


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Several coded messages are included within the text: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There must be some alternative form of discourse. The lifespan of a Microsoft coder weighs heavily on Daniel’s mind. Anyway, I enjoyed this little piece of diary work probably more than I should have because it allowed me to live vicariously in this era that I let pass me by while I, I don’t know, watched cartoons and read terrible fantasy novels.

Write a customer review. See, so, at one point, Daniel the narrator explains another character’s obsession over this device called an “answering machine. I was going to leave it at that, after trying and failing to describe exactly the effect the book had on me, then I went and read some other reviews of it, and David’s hit it right on for me: One of the undercurrents of the plot is Daniel and his family’s relationship to Jed, Daniel’s younger brother who died in a boating accident while they were children.

It’s a love story and life story about geeks, but no real techspertise is necessary to grasp and enjoy this page-turner.


My life is lived day to day, one line of bug-free code at a time. 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 micrroserfs 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 about existential discussions and such!

I micorserfs a few problems with the last quarter of the book, but most of it is just personal preference. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. T I just dropped the book on the table and I’m thinking of rereading many of its parts.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Meditating on this habit, Daniel envisions a world where 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. This book has been sitting in my bookshelf for too long, and since it has always been sort of a cult-book about the tech-industry, and since I needed some light reading not too deep, I decided to give it a try.

Known as “microserfs,” they spend upward microsdrfs 16 ,icroserfs a day “coding” writing software as they eat “flat” foods such microsefs 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 in the ’90s follows the adventures of six code-crunching computer whizzes.

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Please try again later. Harper Perennial November 11, Language: I like buying stuff from Japan. Not those kind of small wry smile kind of laughs, but the ones out loud where you get embarrassed on the train kind of laughs.

I enjoy reading references to places I’ve been, like the Westin Bayshore, because I know exactly what it microseffs llike!