I planned a meeting at a restaurant in Minneapolis called Buster’s on 28th the other day based on the fact that they have WiFi. However, I forgot to take power into consideration.
After scoping the place out, I couldn’t find an outlet in any of the booths, tables, or at the bar. Luckily, one of the waiters pointed out this outlet above the back corner booth near a TV:
I almost killed myself while plugging in, but once that was done, I was in business.
I’d love to see restaurants get to the point where there is an outlet within reach from every booth. That would be ideal for my eating and computing lifestyle. Of course, I wouldn’t expect every restaurant to honor such a request. But, for places interested in serving the geek crowd, WiFi without power comes up a bit short.