So I’m in one of the best cafes in Washington, which was also one of the first to provide free wireless internet access for customers. I used to avail myself of this service from time to time, but usually not on a weekday morning, as I had a day job. I had heard, however, that a lot of people who “work from home” actually work from the cafe.

Well, it’s true. This place is insanely full of laptops. There are about 50 patrons in here and at least half of them are using a computer. I love it. In Russia no one ever takes a computer out in public; it would get stolen within 30 seconds.