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They are Microserfs - six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of 16 hours a day "coding" and eating "flat" foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to "flame" one of them. 

But now there's a chance to become innovators instead of cogs in the gargantuan Microsoft machine. The intrepid Microserfs are striking out on their own-living together in a shared digital flophouse as they desperately try to cultivate well-rounded lives and find love amid the dislocated, subhuman whir and buzz of their computer-driven world.

©1995 Douglas Coupland (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Erin L. Parrill
  • 21-09-20

Great book, bad performance.

I've read this book a number of times and love it. I've been in the industry for over 20 years and wanted to share it with others. I'm sure the narrator is a nice person but it sounds like eeyorre trying to hold in a number 2. We get it, we are nerds, but come on now.

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