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Author: Douglas Coupland
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 singl...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060987046
ISBN-10: 0060987049
Publication Date: 6/19/1996
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
Microserfs is based on the culture of early Microsoft and is a story about some young, GenX programmers who are searching for lives. It is hilarious and captures the early dot-com boom of the '90's, esp. the computer-centric, youthful culture of silicon valley. Very amusing read if you've worked in the tech industry.
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A cutting edge high tech book about programmers.....circa 1993. It made me nostalgic for dial up internet and America Online. Written in an intelligent scatter shot format, with an intense focus on the minutiae of daily life, it is filled with subtle romance. Socially awkward people struggle to find love in the midst of binary code.

WOULD READ AGAIN. A+++++++++++
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Helpful Score: 1
Microserfs provides a hilarious and enlightening glimpse into the world of both Microsoft and Silicon Valley startups in the early '90's. Because of the immediacy of Coupland's writing, it's like looking at a Polaroid taken during that era.
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Classic Coupland: quirky, irreverent & hilarious!


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