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Wi-Fi or no/limited wi-fi at coffee shops?

Coffee shops pioneered free wi-fi.  Belatedly, Starbucks joined the free wi-fi movement a few weeks ago. Now more and more coffee shops are closing down wi-fi at meal hours or eliminating it altogether.  Part of the reason for eliminating or restricting wi-fi is to provide more table for active customers, especially those eating a meal, instead of computer users nursing a small coffee.. Part of the motive is to restore an atmosphere of conversation and not one of isolated zombie tables with computers users equipped with earbuds for music and with their eyes on their screens.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on August 8, 2010 at 10:52 AM in Coffee, Drinking Spaces | Permalink