A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal printed an article about how coffee places are becoming increasingly less tolerant of their laptop toting customers. And mediabistro, undergroundish-insiderish site that they are, have launched what amounts to a quasi-countercampaign, asking New Yorkers to send in the names of their favorite laptop-friendly venues.
I can't wait for that list, so I know where to go when I visit, but I'd love to see a similar list for LA. Of course, there are lots of places to go here that have free wifi (a distinct difference from New York), but I haven't found the perfect place. For me, an ideal laptop work environment includes most, if not all of the following:
a) free wifi
b) copious seating
c) not too crowded on a regular basis
d) proximity to outlets/power strips for charging laptop batteries
e) good coffee or other beverages, reasonably priced
f) relatively quiet, but with no policing squad of librarian-like shushers.
Where do you and your laptop go?