Finally finished Shampoo Planet

Final­ly fin­ished Sham­poo Plan­et, by Dou­glas Cou­p­land, (the oh-now-so-extinct zeit­geist writer of the ear­ly 90s), and found myself enjoy­ing it quite a bit. The Gen‑X thing might be pass�, con­sid­er­ing many of Coupland’s read­ers went on to make intenet cash in the mid to late 90s, but i found a strong iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with his char­ac­ters. And while i can’t say that i am a 21-year-old Rea­gan youth, in the ear­ly 90s, in a very small, north­west town near a tox­ic Super­fund site, grow­ing up wiith Hip­py par­ents, strug­gling with “mak­ing it” in cor­po­rate Amer­i­ca… i can iden­ti­fy with the strug­gling thing. You’re not going to “make it” sit­ting around wor­ry­ing about “mak­ing it”…

i am lucky to have a job design­ing in the “new media” realm. Cuts at Zefer, and Viant.

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