Artículos de la Categoría: ‘Douglas Coupland’

Douglas Coupland, JPod

sábado, 11 noviembre 2006

Nobody will ever check your credentials unless you run for public office or become head of school; the secret message is «don’t aim for the top-aim for some places two notches below the top». Having said this, you will still become bitter for not having made it to the top.

(pág. 7)

Kodak still exists?

(pág. 55)

…the three things you can’t fake are erections, competence and creativity.

(pág. 182)

At the count of three, everybody google.

(pág. 210)

Here’s a question: did people in the past masturbate more than they do now-or is self-pleasuring a biological constant?

(pág. 283)

, Bloomsbury, 2006

Micro-serfs, Douglas Coupland

domingo, 2 abril 2006

I go by the Tootsie theory: that if you concoct a convincing online metapersonality on the Net, then the personality IS you. With so few things around nowadays to loan a person identity, the palette of identities you create for yourself in the vacuum of the Net – your menu of alternative “you’s” – actually IS you. Or an isotope of you. Or a photocopy of you.

Es decir, Berlin Smith es él mismo, o quien quiera que sea el que usa su nombre


Bill is a moral force, a spectral force, a force that shapes, a force that molds,. A force with thick, thick glasses

Pensemos que toda nuestra vida transcurre mirando ventanas.

(pág. 3)

If machines would talk to us, what would they say?

(pág. 44)

Did the neutron bomb actually get built?

(pág. 86)

We’re human, we’re amnesia machines

(pág. 101)

I wonder if we oversentimentalize the power of books

Do you?

(pág. 141)

, Harper Perennial 2004