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[Jun. 13th, 2005|03:35 pm]
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Victrola featured in the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/13/technology/13wifi.html?
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[User Picture]From: randydandy
2005-06-14 02:57 am (UTC)
Sigh...

I am that coffee drinker... the one with the laptop in the corner. The Victrola has been a home away from home. I have friends that I have met there... It's a community. I buy at least a drink every hour, and I talk with folks, I always know someone whos arround when I get there... I don't think it's as bad as they made it seem.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-06-15 01:41 am (UTC)
Of course it's about the money. It's a business. I like my job, but it's not charity; I still have bills to pay and things I want to do with my life. I'm sure the owners of Victrola feel the same way. They've put a lot of work into the shop and they've done a good job; they deserve a reasonable profit.

That said, I usually use my laptop while at Victrola and I was disappointed to hear this even if I understand the decision.
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[User Picture]From: rakehell
2005-06-15 02:27 am (UTC)
The thing is, disappearinjon, that Victrola probably initially offered free Wi-Fi only in the belief that it would make them more money. Having it on weekdays only is probably still good for them.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-06-15 02:37 am (UTC)
For sure. As long as there are free tables there it probably does make them money (or at least has benefits). During times when the place is saturated, though, it's more about keeping people moving through.
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