For what it’s worth:
Yesterday morning I had a work-related breakfast meeting, and wanted to do so in downtown San Francisco. Torrefazione was suggested, but I opted for Starbucks — because of the wi-fi. And then I bought a coffee and scone there. I’m surprised we’re not seeing more collaboration between Starbucks and Kinko’s — that office away from the office thing is a very powerful draw for Laptop Nomads.
And in the end, I hardly used the wi-fi. It was more the having access to it.