NewsForge: Latte and Linux in Toronto
Mar 10, 2006, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)
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"Linux users who live in Toronto now have a special place to
gather, get online, and sip fancy coffee drinks. It's not
Starbucks, it's the linuxcaffe.
"In 2003, David Patrick was keeping an eye on his neighborhood
corner store, just a few feet down the road from his home near the
Christie subway station. '[It] was going to hell,' Patrick says.
'It was filthy and the owner showed up only long enough to sell
single smokes to the local kids.' He and his wife and nephew
started dreaming about what a good location it would be for a
café. 'We started to talk about what we would do
there--really good coffee, panini and soup, wireless Internet,' he