not the inspirational kind

some quotes that i found interesting throughout my readings of microserf and the gum thief by douglas coupland

The Gum Thief

pg208 “I think there’s much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world’s probably a better place. Being numb makes you a crime fighter!”
pg124 “wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in a world where everybody believed everyone else’s lies? the lies would be cancelled out and you’d get left with ultratruth.”

pg109 “I like animals. they are better than people. Even when they are mean they are pure, wherease people, when they are mean, are simply lost.”


pg 227 – “it’s like male geeks dont know how to deal with real live women, so they just assume it’s a user interface problem. not their fault. they’ll just wait for the next version to come out – something more “user friendly”.

5 thoughts on “not the inspirational kind”

  1. yup i have read jpod actualy
    i felt like he ripped the miroserf general format a bit and refilled in the meat
    also didn’t like the way he described china
    ethan gets a nice girl and in the end has a nice project to work on
    it’s almost very similar to microserf
    but they didnt know what google was back then

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