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Coffee shop bans tech, business booms

Coffee shop bans tech, business booms
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When was the the last time you were at a coffee shop and did NOT see nearly everyone on a tablet or smartphone, plugged into headphones, or glued to some kind of screen?

I'm going to guess it was back in the 90s.

It seems the norm these days for people to go to coffee shops to get work done. Most shops offer free Wi-Fi for travelers, freelancers and others on-the-go.

Knowing this, Starbucks has even made it easier for their customers to plug in. After all, more Internet access translates into more business and sales, right?

That's not the case at one little mom and pop coffee shop in Burlington, Vermont.

Next page: See what a ban on technology meant for one little coffee shop
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