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

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Sat, Feb 20th, 2010 11:53 by capnasty NEWS

Amid the economic downturn, there are fewer places in New York to plug in computers. As idle workers fill coffee-shop tables--nursing a single cup, if that, and surfing the Web for hours--and as shop owners struggle to stay in business, a decade-old love affair between coffee shops and laptop-wielding customers is fading.

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