Bookstore Unplugged

By posted at 11:32 am on February 16, 2010 2

Apropos of our recent essay by a student hiding out in a bookstore with spotty Wi-Fi to avoid reading online, The Rumpus interviewed a bookstore and coffeeshop owner who has taken the bold step of making his establishment a WiFi-free zone. “I’ve observed and been told many times about how the availability of Wi-Fi creates a space where people are wrapped up in their own, solitary world and not interacting with each other.”

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2 Responses to “Bookstore Unplugged”

  1. The WiFi-Less & Music-Less Coffee Shop In San Fransisco « memoirs on a rainy day
    at 1:59 pm on February 16, 2010

    […] I check my email a few times a day. I do have a twitter tab open a lot, as well as my feed reader, but I tend to close them after hours because I associate them with work. {via the millions} […]

  2. August
    at 6:34 pm on February 16, 2010

    My favourite local coffee shop has done this, and it’s one of the busiest, most vibrant businesses in the neighbourhood.

    Despite it being so busy, you can also actually get a table, because you find more people are actually there for coffee and scones, rather than to annex a table meant for four as their office away from the office.

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