Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Silver surfers, apps at all ages


The ubiquitous US coffee house Starbucks is offering the UK a free latte before noon today. You just turn up and say hello. I will be most amused if they are overrun and this marketing campaign backfires.

I rarely choose to go there myself but will happily take my laptop and have a free coffee, in a china cup please, not one of their massive and inelegant mugs, and certainly none of this disposable wastage caused by takeouts. Wonder if there will be a spare seat, I'm not quite ready to join these silver surfers yet...

13 comments:

  1. The wall is wonderful and it's very nice to see people of all ages, enjoying the life and I bet they also have blogs! :)
    Your pictures are always beautiful, you are very talented with your camera!
    Léia

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  2. I have always associated English people with tea. Enjoy your free cup and keep on clicking.

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  3. Very nice post. Interesting too. I like the color on the wall.

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  4. haha silver surfers! we have a local coffee house that i sometimes meet friends in the morning at...but yeah, it's all served in the takeout cups...

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  5. Lovely post and great image!

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  6. Love this picture Chrissy! Enjoy your coffee if you manage to sit in.

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  7. I don't much like Starbucks, either. I really don't like their coffee. And I've never been able to understand why people go to places like this to surf the net. I like to do that in the quiet and safety of my own home.

    Very cool shot, though!

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  8. Predictably, work phone calls got in the way of my getting out to claim a fee cup of coffee this morning, but I imagine all of the city centre branches were over crowded anyway. So I settled for my black coffee working from my flat (and doubtless a lemon and ginger tea this afternoon to calm me down again).

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  9. I would not venture into a place giving free anything, too crowded for me and I don't like waiting in long lines. I like the picture though...this could have been taken in one of the Starbucks around here. The Silver Surfers is a fun name. I might use that to describe myself.

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  10. Great capture Chrissy, love the look of extreme concentration on their faces

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  11. Not a sight you often see in Toronto. Cafes are for the young here!

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  12. Love the title Chrissy, neither of these 'silver surfers' look too happy about what they're doing haha! Great shot.

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