Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tynan's new wifi policy

Another question to ponder today. What is up with Tynan's new - and
quite strict - wifi policy? I haven't been to the coffee shop in the
past week, so I was surprised to see it's new laptop rules. It seems
like an extreme step to take in today's computer & coffee lifestyle.

Let's see how long this one lasts ...


Alex said...

On weekends at times its been almost impossible to find a place to sit there -- I think they're trying to discourage the kind of customer who buys one cup and spends 5 hours there.

Kyle said...

Personally, I would love to see more coffee shops without WiFi. I'm sick and tired of laptop users hogging the tables for hours on end. Most weekends I can't find a seat in any given coffee shop; I would just like to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee over a book for an hour.

This new policy may be the reason I was actually able to visit Tynan on Sunday. If so, I support it fully.

Anonymous said...

While I'm not a fan of the free riders who pay $0.50 for a cup of coffee and stay all day, I'm fine with people using their laptops for an extended period of time as long as they continue to purchase something every couple hours. Honestly, what's the difference b/t a person using a laptop for an hour or so versus a person reading a book/the paper/etc?

In all candor, I write this while sitting in a coffee shop. I've bought 2 lattes and a bagel in the past 3 hours.

Anonymous said...

i went on tuesday and got a coffee. the girl at the counter was super nice and said if i needed a second hour of wifi to just ask. i did and was given the second hour without another purchase.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1, let me school you on some arithmetic. If a typical breakfast time customer gets a latte and a bagel, and stays for 45 minutes, then during your 3 hour stay, they could've sold 4 lattes and 4 bagels in the time you had your 2 lattes and 1 bagel.

Consider yourself schooled!!!

Anonymous 2, this seems a reasonable approach, the peeps behind the counter can offer up more wifi or not, depending on how crowded it is.

Anonymous said...

Restrictions on the weekends seems reasonable. Restrictions on a weekday afternoon when tables are plentiful seems like bad business.