Monday, January 16, 2006

School of Starbucks

From the New Yorker, some observations and remarks on the practices of Starbucks and its patrons from a professor writing a book about the chain. I'm sure Mandigo can corroborate it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is going on with this blog??? it doesn't appear that anyone is really writing anymore, especially the guy behind the name of the blog

Ben There Ben That said...

I kept waiting for the article to get to a point-- didn't really understand where it left the reader at the end.

Having worked at 54 & Lyndale and now at Eastern Market in D.C., the world of SBUX continues to fascinate me. I am repulsed by the culture at the very same time that I embrace it. But in the end, I have no choice but to praise the corporation that gives me full benefits for working 20 hours a week. And yes, that includes eye and dental.

Maybe I should write a book...hmm...

xtrachromosomeconservative said...

I guess I am less than savvy on starbucks because I always go to Greenberry's (a much smaller starbucks equivalent in the South that tends towards an older clientele). But, on the occasions that I have been in starbucks I have typically observed people who go for some sense of privacy and purpose but at the same time would like to be in the presence of others. It reminds me to some extent of my college computer lab but with expensive coffee.

Katie said...

Ilya, so I found this on the internet searching for "Macalester" cause someone found my blog that way and I wanted to know how, and then this morning I judged a debate about anthropocentrism and thought of you. Mostly I just wondered, has the Michael Jackson Thriller Tshirt been retired? Or does it still look as snappy with black shiny dress shoes and pinstripe pants?