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New York Coffee Shops Hate On Laptops

laptop2.jpgThe Wall Street Journal reports today that many New York coffee shops are taking measures to discourage excessive laptop use.

It’s hard enough to find a spot in the city that has reliable, free Internet that doesn’t make you feel like an unwelcome mooch for lingering over a cup of coffee and a scone. Hey, we’re even willing to pay a few bucks for decent Web access and an available outlet. But they’re getting harder to come by.

As more and more shops ban laptops during midday hours and evenings and block access to electrical outlets, the shops that do allow computers are overwhelmed with them. Walk into Think Coffee on Mercer St. or Tea Lounge in Park Slope at midday during the week and it’s hard to find someone not glued to a computer screen.

Where are some of your favorite places to work?

No More Perks: Coffee Shops Pull the Plug on Laptop Users via WSJ

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