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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.
I wanted to like Microserfs, but frankly, there's a lot of nothing in here. The plot leaves Microsoft pretty quickly and I kept waiting for something, anything to happen. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mark Polino
Douglas Coupland was born 12-30-1962 on a Canadian NATO base in West Germany, then grew up and lives in Vancouver Canada. He wrote other books. Read more
This book's major strength, in my opinion, is its prophetic view of what "The Net" will become, from the predecessor to Twitter (at Apple) to word clouds. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Taylor
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 8 months ago by Chris
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 11 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 13 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 16 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 19 months ago by Vestimir