Technology Tuesday: Coffee Unplugged


I (David) read an article recently about a coffee shop that has a no-WiFi policy.   The owner defined the decision as a social experiment alongside being good for business.  He observed tables turned over more frequently, rather than people buying one cup of coffee and staying at a table with their laptop for four to six hours.  But more importantly, he noticed people really engaging with one another, having meaningful conversations.  

The article was a reminder of a what an important social experiment this could be for more families to try.  What turned out to be good for business for this coffee shop could be equally rewarding for families - maybe members would have more meaningful conversations, become more engaged, start playing cards or board games, and exercise more creativity.

Consider this social experiment with a no-WiFi Saturday AM or Sunday afternoon.   And let us know how it turns out.  We’d love to hear.