Welcome to Silicon Valley -- where fortunes are fast, dating's dysfunctional, and computer geeks rule. Meet Paul Armstrong, a late-twenties computer "consultant" who sits in his cubicle at TeraMemory wondering where it all went horribly wrong.
"Well, I wasn't always a nerd. I started out as a liberal-arts type in college -- though I aggressively concealed this on my resume. Hiring managers don't like it. Non-technical outside interests. Bad sign."
Watch him order a latte from the ofŜce coffee cart and poke at his Chinese lunch special while his longtime pal Steve Hall, hacker extraordinaire, accuses him of selling out to The Man.
"When the money dries up, this place will be just like anywhere else. It was never the place, anyway -- that's what The Man will never understand."
Meet The Man himself: Barry Dominic, the ŝamboyant, lecherous, millionaire founder of TeraMemory. He insists they're poised to revolutionize networking with a cutting-edge technology, appropriately called WHIP.
"Nobody fucks with Barry Dominic."
That's where Liz Toulouse comes in. A Stanford English Lit grad and TeraMemory marketing associate, she accidentally cc's the entire company a snide e-mail about The Man's bad grammar on her very Ŝrst day....
"If only I'd had any idea. I'd have stayed in school. I'd have changed majors. Gotten a master's. Anything."
Welcome to Silicon Follies, a hilarious dot.comedy of ambition and disillusionment in a land of luck, loss, and sometimes even love.
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Subtitled "a dot.comedy," Scoville's formula-beset debut concerns romantic, social, and office politics in the boom economy of California's Silicon Valley.Paul is adrift. In college he dreamed of ... Read full review
Barry and the Big Red Bong
Steve Draws a Bead on the Man
Candys Comdex Freakout
Last ChanceSquatters Off Highway 17
Comdex BurlesqueBarry Preaches to the Choir as Paul DuctTapes the Demos
CauseAndEffect Breaks Down in the Lab
Liz and Pauls Dating Game
Teramemory Stock Catches Fire Productivity Plummets
Liz Faces the Wrath of the Nerd King
The WHIP comes Down on Paul
Liz Descends to the Engineers Level
Why Barry Carries a MIG Stick
Managing for Total Chaos
Programming in Vampire Mode
Where Elite Geeks Meet to Eatand Run
Looking for a Gal Whos Quick with a Vaporizer
Wizards with Harvard Degees and 4000 Suits
The Womens Locker Room GameDecathlon of the Flesh
No Boundaries for Barrys Libido
Liz Regroups at the Chateau
Stalking the Wild Frys Salesperson
Barrys Announces the Death of the Nerd Maverick
Zeb Cats Dragons Eyes and the Valleys Gertrude Stein
The Guru gives a Pep Talk
The Doom Server Atop the Throne of Infinite Logic
The Sysadmin vs the World
Afterglow of the Robotic Inferno
Fire off the Press Releases Sales Force Start your Engines
Marketing Mutiny and the Magic love Burrito
Kikis Salon Des RefuseesNo CyberTalk Please
Whats an NDA between Friends?
Hackers of the world UniteGeeks Plot Palace Coup
Kikis Cryptic ErrandShady Deals in the Apricot Orchard
IpoWhered Pauls Office Go?
Bidding for a Date with the Love CFO on the Ebay of Love
The Lowly Sysadmin moves One Step closer to Barry
Liz wins the tugofwar between heart and cubicle
Four days to ship and the bugs are everywhere
Hot words as Barry barbecues his board
The bad newswhip gets whipped by pundits
Barry dines on candy at fleur de lys
Barry loses billions over breakfast
The Contractors Contractormigrant labor on steroids
Layoffcandy gets taken out with the trash
Disappearing boxsters mistaken hot tubs and necrophilia in the footlights
Caterers become cable moguls Barry flies down under
the rich man and the sea
Paul flames outLiz and Laurel cash in
silence at 40minute
Barrys singularity ship without a captain
Mixed reactionsconflicting emotions in Barrys wake
Laurel moves out Paul moves in and a CEO goes UFO
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