I feel so geek chic reading this book by Douglas Coupland.
Here’s a preview. The character talking here is Susan who’s decided to leave good ol’ Microsoft for a start-up company called Oop!
“I wanted to go to a place where loyalty wasn’t an issue. Ha! I wanted not to have a life because life back East sucked big time. So I made the choice to come here–we all made the choice to come here. Nobody was holding a carbine up to our temples. So us crabbing about or zero-life factors isn’t up for debate, really. Yet do you remember, Dan–do you remember ever having a life? Ever? What is a life? I think I once had one–or at least dreamed of having one—and now with going to Oop!, I kind of feel like I have a hope of life again.“