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Why Coffee Shops Encourage Laptop Users


A writer discovers the rules of laptop users in coffee shops, or "Laptopistan," and finds out why some coffee shop owners encourage people to sit there all day. It draws in the more profitable takeout customers: "People come in to buy food and coffee to go, because they see a full crowd... They think 'Hey, this place must be good if I can’t even get a table.'" [NYT via -E-]