Microserfs

Finished Douglas Copland’s Microserfs. While it may sound like a book about Microsoft and the people that live around it, it’s acutally a novel on “geeks” in their search to find themselves (and lives) in the midst of working 14+ hours a day. While not awfully deep or compelling by itself, it’s the characters that add value and thought to the book. They’re generally intellectual snobs, quirky, amusing, and quite dorky which leads to making them interesting to read about and make an interesting comparison against my own Microserf life. It makes a quick read and is pretty amusing, whether or not you’re a MS employee or somebody who somebody who wants a peek in to the mind of people in this Valley.

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