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Particularly: “why not micro(computer) and serf? or is it from Coupland's book Microserfs?”

Blend of Microsoft +‎ serf


microserf (plural microserfs)

  1. (neologism) An individual working in a low-paid service industry position using information technologies, usually with only basic qualification, unable to move to a higher paid position.

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