Gasp: Cambridge cafe to cut WiFi at lunchtime
Dwelltime on Broadway reports too many people have been using its tables as a cheap coworking space, and that's "run at odds with our aspirations of developing dwelltime as a social hub." So no more WiFi between 11:30 and 3, starting on Friday.
David explains why that won't work - the slacker workers will just set up 4G hotspots and keep on hoggin.' At the same time, he says he doesn't understand why Cambridge won't let the cafe expand just because it doesn't have any off-street parking:
There's a bus stop out front and the place is 4 blocks from the red line, but somehow the city thinks that the business needs to provide parking. And the penalty for not providing parking is to be restricted to perhaps half the seating capacity it could serve. Certainly the last thing I want in my precious Cambridge neighborhood is a cafe full of people. Ugh, the thought of it.