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★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Microserfs By Douglas Coupland ✪ – Babyandbeyondshow.co.uk 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 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 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 Seizing the chance to be innovators instead of cogs in the Microsoft machine this intrepid bunch strike out on their own to form a high tech start up company named Oop in Silicon Valley Li.

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Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý Generation X was published in March of 1991 Since then he has published nine novels and several non fiction books in 35 languages and most countries on earth He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford England and in 2001 resumed his practice as a visual artist with exhibitions in spaces in North America Europe and Asia 2006 marks the premiere of the feature film Everything's Gone Green his first story written specifically for the screen and not adapted from any previous work A TV series 13 one hour episodes based on his novel

microserfs ebok Microserfs ePUBPassed 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 Seizing the chance to be innovators instead of cogs in the Microsoft machine this intrepid bunch strike out on their own to form a high tech start up company named Oop in Silicon Valley Li.

10 thoughts on “Microserfs

  1. unknown unknown says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBI just chose this as my favorite book in the 30 Days Book Challenge on Facebook so I might as well review it even though favorite book is a nebulous distinction at best and what's your favorite book? is a stupid fucking uestion and I am afraid this might be a sentimental favorite than anything elseSo yeah I read this when I was 14 or 15 I bought it because it had a neat mirror cover with a Lego man I didn't know Douglas Coupland was the voice of a generation and anyway it wasn't even MY generation I was a dorky high school kid but not dorky in any way much connected to computer programming so there was no reason for me fall for a book about a bunch of cynical Microsoft employees living


  2. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBEdited to include flat foods at the reuest of an obsessive nerdy friendHighly amusing little book of coders all aged 32 mentally if not in years being obsessed with programming and living their messy student type lives shaped by this consuming passionThe idea of flat foods that can be slipped under a door for their Asperger's type friend who cannot leave his room until all the code is written is funny Kraft cheese slicesFruit leatherMelted icecream does this count?Melba toastSaltinesCucumber slicesPastrami slicesPizza trianglesPumpernickel breadOk bored now I'm sure there are a lot that would be uite sustaining for any obsessiv


  3. Jayme Jayme says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBReasons why I love both this book and Douglas Coupland1 I sandpapered the roof of my mouth with three bowls of Cap'n Crunch had raw gobbets of mouth beef dangling onto my tongue all day Who hasn't had that happen to them? And yet nobody could have said it awesomer2 I learned 1410 C the melting point of silicon3 This book is totally the original Big Bang Theory4 Dated references to things like Doom and Myst5 I enjoy reading nerdy lists of things like which school is the nerdiest answer view spoilerCaltech hide spoiler


  4. Punk Punk says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBFiction A little slice of the mid nineties Microsoft and Silicon Valley This was was my first Coupland book and it wasn't what I was expecting Apparently I was prepared for shallow postmodernism or something smugly impressed by its own cynicism 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 was surprised at how sweet it could be at timesIt's also got plenty of computer talk programming Microsoft vs Apple the Cult of Bill Also LEGO It did get a bit showy at times I didn't care enough to decipher the two pages of binary or pick through the page without vowels but the book is framed as a series of journal entries and it works on that kind of self indulgent level The sometimes short choppy entries reminded me a lot of Kurt Vonnegut's writing style; Coupland's narrator even has


  5. Karl H. Karl H. says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBI was reading Microserfs a novel about coders in the 1990’s when I suddenly had a great idea What if I used technology to write down my thoughts and totally zany random observations while I was reading the book? Then I could post my e thoughts onto a Goodreads review board and get all of the likes and 1’s This struck me as very one point oh so here it is Random thought Replace IBM with Microsoft Microsoft with Apple and Bill for Steve and you’ve got Microserfs for the 2000s If Micro


  6. Steve Steve says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBThis book is one of my all time favorites a bildungsroman of the techie world set between its two 1990s axes Microsoft and Silicon Valley My friends hear me make uips from this book far too often perhaps my favorite being Microsoft hired 3000 people last year and you know not all of them were gemsThe uick summary is boy goes to work for Microsoft boy leaves Microsoft for startup in Silicon Valley and lives and learns as he and his friends his coworkers struggle to ship product But it's not about the technology and it's not about the businessThe technical aspects of the plot such as it is were laughable then and even ridiculous now but the dreams and aspirations and th


  7. Bryan--Treasurer, Middlemarch Appreciation Society Bryan--Treasurer, Middlemarch Appreciation Society says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBAlthough this book is of its time there is a high nostalgia factor here at least for me especially as I was nearly the same age as the author when he was writing in 1995 The story of several software developers in the middle 90s who form a kind of surrogate family and look for meaning in their lives is far from the experiences with which I was familiar but the milieu is the same And by that I mean the culture of the time rather than the place What makes this different from say a film like Reality Bites 1994 is the ever present uestioning among these young code writers of the changing relationship between humanity and technology In that regard and in his faithfulness to the reality of the period Douglas Coupland in a hundred years may look like Emile Zola does to us now This is a very optimistic book which also seems looking back on it to fit with the time It isn't as if there weren't plenty of scary things still in existence during


  8. RandomAnthony RandomAnthony says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBDouglas Coupland’s Microserfs reads like a time capsule crossed with a nerds only Breakfast Club Focused on the California geek population who powered the late eightiesearly nineties technology boom the novel focuses so much on time and place that it could arguably be classified as historical The CD ROM and early internet references seem like


  9. Joe Joe says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBWhen I was in high school I read Generation X and Life After God and was thrilled by these tales of wry vibrant lost characters who fought for real meaning when their culture caused them to shrug at tragedy and love and weep over reruns and advertising campaigns


  10. Oscar Calva Oscar Calva says:

    Kindle Microserfs eBook à Ý babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ý microserfs ebok, Microserfs ePUBEven though he's not relevant any and hasn't been for a long time I´m done for good with Coupland second book read second one I really disliked 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 Douglas Coupland is a talented writer he knows how to write a book no doubt about it; why he decided to use his talents to write these lame novels is beyond my understanding As with Generation X this book is really much about nothing; in Generation X it was all about a bunch of shallow anecdotic stories of a group of clichéd twentysomethings living together in the early nineties which is supposed to be a somewhat satirical portrait of the GenX youth of the times In Microserfs it is all about a bunch of shallow anecdotic stories of a group of clichéd code monkey twentysomethings livi


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