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Starbucks Chases ‘Laptop Hobos’

Some Starbucks may be cracking down on so called “laptop hobos” – those people who spend hours at the store on their computers, according to a popular but unofficial Starbucks blog. The blog reports that some Starbucks stores in New York have started covering up electrical outlets. The company hasn't commented on the rumors, which were reported in an unofficial Starbucks blog. Other places like "McDonald's" limit the amount of time customers can spend online/KREM. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Are you a 'laptop loiterer'?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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