So what could this be? A corporate office perhaps? A cyber-cafe?
Nope. It is the Delta terminal at the Laguardia Airport. I walked through with my mouth hanging open. What on earth was this? Desks with barstools at each station. Each station containing a multitude of outlets and wired Internet connections, plus an iPad and a credit card swiper. I thought "Ah! I have to pay for the privilege!".
Not so. Everything was free to use.
The iPad had an application where you could buy, let's say, some sushi and a glass of wine, and have it delivered to where you were sitting. Hence the swiper. I think you could also buy stuff, like products, but I'm not sure if those would be brought to you, or shipped to your home. I was in too much of a shocked state to check. You also just read the USA Today, or read blogs.
Could this be the wave of the future? I sure hope so. It was just so civilized.