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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.
Coupland manages character development very well.
I like how this book reprensents the characters in a way that makes them real, even likeable, and not just a bunch of nerds with strange quirks.
This is an amazing book -- the best I've ever read from Coupland and one of my favorite all-time fiction books.
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 3 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 6 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 7 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 9 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 14 months ago by Jordan Bell
This is quite possibly my favorite novel. The story, setting and characters are wonderful. If you like technology and how it intersects with our day-to-day interactions with the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Shannon Barrett
Coupland's novel will appeal to the 21st Century geeks as much as it was written about the geeks of the '90s. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jordan Hofer
I just finished this and it's terrific -- if you've never read Coupland, I'd recommend this one first and foremost -- because:
-- all the pop culture references are... Read more