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Microserfs

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Douglas Coupland

Microserfsis not about Microsoft--it's about programmers who are searching for lives. A hilarious but frighteningly real look at geek life in the '90's, Coupland's book manifests a peculiar sense of how technology affects the human race … see full wiki

Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Harper Perennial
2 reviews about Microserfs
review by . November 17, 2006
This book is a journal chronicling the life of a dedicated programmer. At the beginning of the book, he is working at Microsoft, where his life is programming, which makes him one of many such employees. Their whole life is wrapped around coding; they have little if any life outside of what takes place in their work cubicle. The term "Microserfs" was coined to describe these people.    Shortly after the book opens, the author joins a startup company building a product called "Oop!" Their …
review by . March 24, 2003
I came at this one almost exactly the same way that I did with Amy Thomson's The Color of Distance. It was also a AlexLit recommendation, I blanched at the length, it was an author unfamiliar to me. But as soon as I started it, from page 1, rather than the 50 pages it took me to get into the Thomson, I was hooked.Coupland is the voice of our generation, whatever our generation is: the first group of people to work with computers. This book is a codification of that heady feeling. It praises geekdom, …
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