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" ... just think about the way high-tech cultures purposefully protract out the adolescence of their employees well into their late 20s, if not their early 30s," muses one programmer. "I mean, all those Nerf toys and free beverages! And the way tech firms won't even call work 'the office,' but instead, 'the campus.' It's sick and evil." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
How many books I have read in the last year in less than a week.
Long story short, I didn't like Microserfs back then, the plot seemed underdeveloped the characters shallow and the writing too perky.
I would, however, like to say that I've read this book 4 times and each time it is laugh out loud funny.
Started good, with some insightful and interesting observations but later it lost all substance, the action almost disappeared and it felt like going through an archive containing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is such a funny book, and it gives quite a good assessment of those days. The beginning of the Internet. No mobile phones yet , and of course the classic: chunky days. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gerry van Bakel
I've read this book over and over, probably 20 times, since I was 14. It's amazing how different it is each time - what I get out of it at different periods in my life.Published 7 months ago by Benji
Excellent book for any Gen X'er who ever had the pleasure of being a coder and wondering if there was a life outside your cubical. It all rings so true.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is my first book by Coupland, and it's great. We're not only getting an inside tour of the 90's in the Valley, but also questioning the values of one's life. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vestimir
Copelands Microserfs is a fun novel that explores both the quirkiness of techies, makes a mocking of the microsoft culture, and explores a young man's love.Published 15 months ago by C. A. Snow
A beautiful book, I wish I could live their lives. Read on iPad, interesting perspective, truly ahead of its timePublished 17 months ago by tweepop
I haven't read any of Coupland's other books, but I certainly will after reading Microserfs. This is fiction that tries to give the reader some kind of feeling for working in... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jordan Bell