No laptops allowed – the cafes bringing back the art of conviviality

A growing number of cafes are ditching wifi and outlawing computers in an attempt to bring back old-fashioned hospitality – and increase their revenue

The sign on the door could not be clearer: “This is a laptop-free zone.” The message is underscored by a cartoon computer with a sad face – and another sign indicating there is no wifi inside.

Welcome to Dough Lover, the latest addition to Brighton’s ever-expanding roster of coffee shops – and the most upfront example yet of the growing pushback in this tech-loving city against the legion of freelance workers (me included) who much prefer to work in cafes than in their own front rooms.

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Source: theguardian
No laptops allowed – the cafes bringing back the art of conviviality