The author of Generation X and Life After God returns with a state-of-the-art novel of the nineties exploring the world of computer giant Microsoft and viewing it as a microcosm of modern society. 125,000 first printing. $120,000 ad/promo.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Microserfs is not about Microsoft--it's about programmers who are searching for lives. A hilarious but frighteningly real look at geek life in the '90's, Coupland's book manifests a peculiar sense of how technology affects the human race and how it will continue to affect all of us. Microserfs is the hilarious journal of Dan, an ex-Microsoft programmer who, with his coder comrades, is on a quest to find purpose in life. This isn't just fodder for techies. The thoughts and fears of the not-so-stereotypical characters are easy for any of us to relate to, and their witty conversations and quirky view of the world make this a surprisingly thought-provoking book.
" ... 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."About the Author:
Douglas Coupland was born on December 30, 1961, on a Canadian NATO base in West Germany. He grew up and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Girlfriend in a Coma reestablishes Douglas Coupland as one of the most talented, engaging and important writers of his generation. Profoundly moving, darkly comic, this eerily prescient novel exploring questions of faith, decency and existence is set against the backdrop of a society hurtling toward the end of the century. As People magazine so deftly put it, "His voice still resonates with the generation he named."
He is the author of Generation X, Shampoo Planet, Life After God, and Microserfs.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060391480 FREE Shipping for 1st Class/Media Rate! Clean, unmarked copy. Hardcover, with dust jacket- In excellent shape! I can send expedited rate if you chose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Have any questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! We recommend Expedited Shipping to get your book as fast as possible. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1032350
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The bestselling author of Life After God offers his most compelling work to date--a novel both hilarious and eerily portentous, which visits the high-tech heart of computer giant Microsoft, where a cadre of overworked twentysomethings struggles for success in the elusive and truly alternate world of Bill Gates. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060391480
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060391480
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060391480