Un Café Vs. A Cafe

10 Jan

Where are those people who have no place to be?

À Paris, France

In Berkeley, California

Un Café À Paris, France:
Percentage of people using laptops: 0%

A Cafe in Berkeley, California:
Percentage of people using laptops: 95%

Laptop distribution:
PowerBooks: 55%

Most sighted web page: Gmail

This data is based on observation and not an actual survey.



3 Responses to “Un Café Vs. A Cafe”

  1. stephane January 10, 2007 at 12:10 pm #

    I knew a lot of you were using laptops in cafes but not in that proportitions.

  2. RS January 15, 2007 at 11:11 am #

    Great photos! From the number of laptops, a logician could infer the dominating presence of a University. Many fewer in the Portland (OR) cafes I had the chance to visit last week.

  3. lunakit January 16, 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    The laptop culture probably started during the dotcom boom when a lot of freelancers worked out of cafes in the Bay Area, and I suppose caught on with students, because Portland has a couple of Universities, too (albeit not of the importance and size of UCB). I also have to add that this is a phenomenon present only in cafes with free Wi-Fi. Laptops don’t have such a strong presence in the more “traditional” University cafes.

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