There’s something just great about driving down or walking to a nearby cafe (Starbucks?) at about 10AM or 11AM, in the midst of a nice cool breezy day, and ordering a smooth frappuccino and working for a few hours on your favourite notebook (or netbook).

I’ve noticed there is something that blends perfectly about the whole situation. The soft music playing in the background, the view of the cars passing by outside, the chit-chatter around you, the sound of an espresso being served… it just seems perfect.

It’s not just the PCs and the coffee that blend in perfectly, but the whole ambience of going to a cafe to work. You can work at home with a cup of coffee on your pc, but it’s not the same. So then, what is it that makes this experience so interesting?