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September 19, 2015 • 1 hour, 4 minutes
This week’s episode of The Incomparable will be of special interest to Six Colors readers, since the topic is books about the tech industry. We use the 20th anniversary of Douglas Coupland’s “Microserfs”—in which the lead characters inexplicably all use PowerBooks—as the jumping-off point, but end up talking about numerous nonfiction books about soldering and circuit boards, unrealistic dreams of Internet security, overworked software developers, and much more. Plus there’s an additional 30 minutes of slightly off-topic conversation and tech-industry anecdotes from my guests, Glenn Fleishman, Lisa Schmeiser, Monty Ashley, and David J. Loehr.