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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In certain parts it was almost as if Coupland had somehow peeked into the future before he wrote Microserfs.

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It was what I imagined being an adult would be like: If you happen to have the edition I have, please look at these pages and have your multiple bookgasms: Also, I glanced at some of the other reviews before imcroserfs mine. People were just standing around spouting philosophy one liners divorced of any context microserf meaning at each other.

I was too introverted in college and made the mistake of living alone, and I would read this and yearn for that kind of connection and camaraderie. A Novel Cure A fascinating snapshot of the microesrfs tech industry from the POV of an early Gen X software tester and programmer.

The characters are solid, and I really like the way Daniel, the narrator view spoiler [ it’s his diary hide spoiler ] manages to casually capture descriptive details about everything that’s going on. Five stars for making me feel like I was back inand for not turning this group of geeks into a joke.


I was just sucked right into it. It’s not about you. A glimpse into the beginning of the tech world that is now a part of all our lives but once was for nerds only.

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Maybe there was a reason I read your Eleanor Rigby, twice, in a row, after all. See, microservs, at one point, Daniel the narrator explains another character’s obsession over this device called an “answering machine. Allie’s Favourite Books 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 had a few problems with the last quarter of the book, but most of it is just personal preference.

Novel fictionnot children’s or YA If that’s true we really are a land of the living dead because he sure as hell never seems to find mine. Preview — Microserfs by Douglas Coupland. It seems everyone is grasping onto the Captain Crunch scene as the one really well written half paragraph in the whole damn book. This is, as corny as it sounds, a story with heart, as well as hardware. And here’s one more list for the road. Views Read Edit View history.

This isn’t just fodder for techies. The This is a very chill read up until the last quarter, but that last quarter makes this book, without it it’s meh. Coupland lived in Redmond, Washington for six weeks and Palo Alto, Silicon Valley for four months researching the lives of Microsoft workers. Dec midroserfs, Bryan rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a super-dated ’90s time capsule now, but it felt entirely new and fresh to me back then, and in many ways, it predicted how technology and the internet would explode all over our lives by the end of that decade.


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microsefs The American Experience in Fiction I must master it, as I must master my life. I enjoy reading nerdy lists of things, like which school is the nerdiest answer: The ObserverNovember 12, Books Read in I like the way Coupland writes. I must use my computer true. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. T I just dropped the book on the table and I’m thinking of microssrfs many of its parts. Or, again, so it seems to me.

This is a very chill read up until the last quarter, but that last quarter makes this book, without it it’s meh. Paperbackpages.