by J. M. Coetzee at Reading Rat
Reference: Times Topics, The New York Times
Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003
How many aspirants to literary greatness have enough incidental mathematical ability to succeed as computer programmers? True, Coetzee portrays the job as dreary, but he performs creditably; when he quits, after more than a year, to concentrate on becoming a poet, I.B.M. resists his departure.