The coffee culture has spread far and wide – together with the ubiquitous laptop. When was the last time you went to a coffee shop? If you are like me, then you probably went yesterday. If you did, did you notice the number of people fiddling around with their laptops?
I did not really count the exact number of people who had laptops in the local Starbucks I went to but I know that there were at least 4 people who had their gadgets with them. And for a small Starbucks, that can be considered a lot!
It is not even limited to Starbucks! The other night, I was at Krispy Kremes with my husband, brother-in-law, and my dad. We were enjoying doughnuts and coffee and we could not help but notice the number of people with their laptops as well. The funny thing is that we noticed this one guy who was alone. He kept looking around and fidgeting. He did this for a few minutes and then as if he couldn’t help himself, he stood up and went inside – to use the loo – and left his laptop sitting there for all the world to stare at.
I couldn’t help but wonder – what if someone just gets up, grabs it, and walk away? I mean, I wouldn’t do it but what if someone else did? What would that guy do when he came back? What I do know for sure is that I wouldn’t have the courage to leave it sitting there, especially since we were outside.
Oh, the complexities that technology brings…
Originally posted on September 18, 2008 @ 4:53 am