The author of Generation X turns his dispassionate eye to the hothouse world of software development and geek culture in the scramble for love and success in a brave new world. A funny, but surprisingly poignant, look at life in the age of the computer; cyber-romance, virtual reality, individuality and the corporate straitjacket.
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‘'My name is Daniel U. I am a bug tester at Microsoft. Lately I've been unable to sleep…'’
Microserfs: a hilarious, fanatically detailed, and oddly moving audiobook about a handful of misfit Microsoft employees who realise they don't have a life and who subsequently become determined to get lives inside the lightning-paced world of high-tech, 1990's American geek culture. Coupland's quirky ensemble "stick a piece of dynamite inside themselves, like a cartoon cat, in the hope that when they reassemble their exploded pieces they will be somebody different."
Coupland gives listeners an intimate, deadly accurate, and very funny view of a way of life that is quickly becoming the dominant way of life: friends, families, and lovers falling through the trap doors of the new electronic order and involved in an engaging, awkward scramble toward love and success in a brave new world.About the Author:
Douglas Coupland first came to prominence as the author of Generation X (1995). He followed that with a sequence of ever-more daring and inventive novels, including Life After God, Girlfriend in a Coma and Hey Nostradamus! He lives in Vancouver.
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