Microserfs: A Novel by Douglas Coupland

By Douglas Coupland

They're Microserfs—six code-crunching desktop whizzes who spend upward of 16 hours an afternoon "coding" and consuming "flat" meals (food which, like Kraft singles, will be handed beneath closed doorways) as they fearfully test corporation electronic mail to benefit no matter if the nice invoice goes to "flame" certainly one of them. yet now there's an opportunity to turn into innovators rather than cogs within the gargantuan Microsoft computing device. The intrepid Microserfs are remarkable out on their own—living jointly in a shared electronic flophouse as they desperately try and domesticate well-rounded lives and locate love amid the dislocated, subhuman whir and buzz in their computer-driven world.

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Initiatio nfro mSeed s Seedlings are grown on numerous substrates in different types of vessels in the greenhouse or growth chambers. Preference is given to axenic conditions which are indispensable for excised embryos. Usually, seeds are easily decontaminated by procedures described in Chapters 11 and 13, this volume. In some orders, achenes or caryopses are germinated. Success in sterilization of these fruits is usually rather low. The best results are obtained when they are used as long as the pericarps are alive.

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