I've noticed that we're googling every ten minutes. The problem is, after a week of intense googling, we've started to burn out on knowing the answer to everything. God must feel that way all the time. I think people in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless.
Bree said, "I think computers ought to have a key called I'M DRUNK, and when you push it, it prevents you from sending email for twelve hours."
Kaitlin said, "I've got another one: a key called FUCK OFF. You press it every time your computer does something annoying-in turn this would somehow Force your computer to experience pain. And if you pushed SHIFT/FUCK OFF, you'd end up with FUCK OFF AND DIE, the computer equivalent of a razor being raked across your nipples."
How to create your name if you become a stripper. Basically, just figure out the last expensive form of sugar or sweetness you ate today... Molasses, Sweet'N Low, Wanilla Wafer, Tang, Brown Sugar, The Doublemint Twins, Cinnamon.
My own stripper name is "M&M.
The first real picture of a working environment I had ever read!!!
Silly, unconventional, crazy, hilarious, sarcastic EXCELLENT. Thanx 2 KIA
When "Microserfs" hit, I was enthralled. It said a lot about my life: popular culture as I was a sprawling 20-something working with computers? C'est moi; second helping, please. Today, "jPod". I'm still in the same line of work, still surrounded by wonderful autists and Coupland sniffs most of the air out off that atmosphere.
The twists and turns of the book are otherworldly, even Monty Pythonesque, and I shan't give any away. Wikipedia will give you the plot. I'll just say that I think Coupland's existential ponderings are interesting kicks and that I loved some of the characters; Ethan's mom scared me the most, by far.
Some things in the book are very Coupland, e.g. dressing a lot of illegal refugees in nerd, e.g. a Nine Inch Nails Fragility 2.0 tour t-shirt. Pop culture-references hail while the plot thickens, loosens up and gives way to a sort of Bill Hicks-ish atmosphere, circa "it's just a ride"....Continua
Anyone who's every worked long hours in a cube farm can relate to this book in a "how-is-this-my-life" sort of way.