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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It can be hysterical at one moment and very sad the next. See all 22 reviews. In the end it felt like a pile of spaghetti code that ultimately leads to nowhere. The This is a very chill read up until the microserfa quarter, but that last quarter makes this book, without it it’s meh.
Aug 21, Luis rated it it was amazing. 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.
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. So be it until there is no enemy, but peace. I must master …more “I heart Lisa Computers This is my computer. A little slice of the mid-nineties, Microsoft, and Silicon Valley.
The Ethan character reminded me so much of someone I used to work with that I wondered if it really was based on him. After moving to the PAcific Northwest and working for a handful of dot. I remember the world before Atari and the internet.
Most of the book is an accurate portrayal of culture of Silicon Valley during the 90s, but it goes much deeper than that. Microsoft and Silicon Valley. All we could come up with for multimedia was two hands going fidgety-fidgety in space. For Microserfs, I am straddling these two reader-type extremes: The characters in Microserfs are multi-dimensional, intros Reading Microserfs for the first time right now is a strange feeling. Girlfriend in a Coma: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Who hasn’t had that cut up mouth feeling from a bowl of Captain Crunch? T I just dropped the book on the table and I’m thinking of rereading many of its parts. De humor negro, geek, de nerds, pero humor al fin y al cabo. At Microsoft, there was no peer pressure to do anything except work and ship on time. How did I get here?
Tales for an Accelerated Culture. This novel, 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 can see somewhere in the mess of randomness that makes up the protagonists journal entries where you’d find seeds of the supposed generation x cultural manifesto this thing is touted as.
Could I strip you down, remove your clothing and we could fall inside the water together? He says that Interval [a technology firm] reminds him of an intellectual Watership Down. I learned a great new word today: Coupland’s interest in the world of Microsoft mifroserfs technology workers began with the publication of a short story in Wired magazine in Showing of 22 reviews.