Douglas Coupland


Book, 17.8 x 13 cm, 375 p., language : English, Flamingo (Harper Collins Publishers), London, first published in 1995, ISBN : 0-00-654859-8.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2027/694).

Literary synopsis

Microserfs is a hilarious, fanatically detailed and oddly moving book about a handful of misfit Microsoft employees who realize that they don't have lives and subsequently become determined to get lives inside the lightning-paced world of high-tech 1990s' American geek culture. Amid a Seattle backdrop of software corporate cultishness and the financial terror of San Francisco and Silicon Valley tech startups, the members of Coupland's quirky ensemble "stick a piece of dynamite inside themselves, like a cartoon cat, in the hopes that when they reassemble their exploded pieces they will be somebody different."

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Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Satire.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Humor, Technology.

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