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Microserfs (P.S.)

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Una galaxia: en los anos noventa la informatica es Dios y Bill Gates es su profeta, el sumo sacerdote que dicta los preceptos de las nuevas generaciones. La tierra es ya otra desde que en Silicon Valley - Palo Alto, California - brillan planetas nuevos: Apple, I.B.M., Microsoft, Nintendo y tantos otros que compiten en creatividad y satisfaccion.Unos mutantes: los microsiervos no comen, no hacen deporte y no filosofan; les basta con trabajar. Se alimentan calculando la proporcion adecuada entre proteinas e hidratos de carbono, ajustan el ejercicio a las exigencias de una perfecta musculacion y tratan de esclarecer si sus ideas pertenecen o no a la logica lineal. Nacidos en los setenta, crecieron jugando con artilugios electronicos y su lenguaje se ajusta a los terminos de las computadoras. En un mundo en que las emociones mueren por carecer de codigos de barras, se desliza por fin un proyecto que aspira a la transhumanidad.Un sol: Douglas Coupland - autor de Generacion X, Planeta Champu y la vida despues de Dios- testigo y analista de una epoca que tiende a convertir hombres y mujeres en replicantes programados, pone otra vez en juego la formula que lo caracteriza: una lucidez implacable suavizada por esa ternura y ese humor que solo puede conservar quien, a despecho de todo, sigue creyendo en los seres humanos.

Synopsis:

They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen 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.

About the Author

Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, including Generation X and Microserfs, and several works of nonfiction, including Polaroids from the Dead. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061624261
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Coupland, Douglas
Author:
Coupland, Douglas
Author:
by Douglas Coupland
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20081111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.80x5.20x1.10 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen 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.
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