There are gouge marks in the drywall at the Four Barrel coffee shop in San Francisco where patrons have tried to plug their chargers into the fake electrical outlets the store spraypainted on the walls as a joke. Store owner Jeremy Tooker wanted to create a place where people hang out and talk to each other instead of just working on their laptops, so the tables are very shallow, bringing customers nearly face to face, and he intentionally didn’t provide Wi-Fi or outlets. Four Barrel is one of the coffee shops I interviewed in my latest article for NBCNEWS.com, “Indie coffee shops evict Wi-Fi squatters.”
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There are gouge marks in the drywall at the Four Barrel coffee shop in San Francisco where patrons have tried to plug their chargers into the fake electrical outlets the store spraypainted on the walls as a joke. Store owner Jeremy Tooker wanted to create a place where people hang out and talk to each other instead of just working on their laptops, so the tables are very shallow, bringing customers nearly face to face, and he intentionally didn’t provide Wi-Fi or outlets. Four Barrel is one of the coffee shops I interviewed in my latest article for NBCNEWS.com, “Indie coffee shops evict Wi-Fi squatters.”

(Screensnag credit: KPIX)