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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Does that make for an exciting book? Product details Paperback Publisher: It’s also got plenty of computer talk: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Without me, my computer is useless. Oct 09, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute.

Maybe there was a reason I read your Eleanor Rigby, twice, in a row, after all. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How did I get here? After moving to the PAcific Northwest and working for a handful of dot. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. 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.

You would have no idea that tomorrow was going to be any different than today. View or edit your browsing history. He’s just so adorable, I want to squish his naive little cheeks! A bit of tech related knowledge is required.


My computer is my best friend. What if I used technology to write down my thoughts and totally zany random observations while I was reading the book? See all reviews. Sometimes too much communication is too much communication.

This is a good book. This is, as corny as it sounds, a story with heart, as well as hardware. Michael said something cool today. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Daughters of the Night Sky. In my opinion, this is Coupland’s best, probably because I personally related to the main character most. These people are so locked into the world, by default some sort of transcendence is located elsewhere, and obviously machines become the totem they imbue with sacred properties, wishes, hopes, goals, desires, dreams.

It is told from the viewpoint of a programmer it’s basically his diary so that gave the author a little leeway in terms of style and vocabulary, which I sort of viewed as a cop out at first.

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland Goodreads Author. Microserfs is one of Coupland’s most populair books with a certain cult-status. I mean, at least you can disguise brains.

Nov 29, B. But it’s not bad, absolutely not!


I must compute faster than my enemy who is trying to kill me. In general, it’s not a plot-heavy book — that synopsis I gave in the first sentence is pretty much the story — but I was happy just spending time with the characters.

The Tainted Accords Box Set: Girlfriend in a Coma: I especially loved the idea of someone locking himself in his office and only eating flat foods that can be inserted under the door. How is political will generated? How he has made geekery into a readable story is great. Subjected to the random, you acknowledge your inability to comprehend logic and linear systems.


All we could come up with for multimedia was two hands going fidgety-fidgety in space. Declassified by Agent Palmer: What is the search for the next great compelling application but a search for the human identity? I was just sucked right into it. Coupland, The TimesJune Known as “microserfs,” they spend upward of 16 hours a day “coding” writing software as they eat “flat” foods such as Kraft singles, which can be passed underneath closed doors and fearfully scan the company email to see what the great Bill might be thinking and whether he is going to “flame” one of them.

Funny, illuminating and ultimately touching, Microserfs is the story of one generation’s very strange and claustrophobic coming of age. It means expressing nothingness. Exclamation points at the end of paragraphs, of course!

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

This is a must for those of us who deeply empathize with thematic elements in films such as Office Space or Trees Lounge. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The microswrfs of the main characters—Daniel the narratorSusan, Todd, Bug, Michael, and Abe—are living together in a “geek house”, and their lives are dedicated to their projects and the company.