February 4, 1996

Names Reflect Cultures and Fantasies

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  • Cybercafes: More Than Just a Place to Compute
    The names chosen for cyber cafes reflect both the cultures from which they sprang and the fantasies to which their founders aspire in the digital age. A sampling from around the globe:

  • Romantic: CyberHeart in Singapore
  • Cerebral: The Brain Cafe in Manchester, England, and Cybermind in Montreal
  • Self-effacing: Eek-A-Geek in Toronto
  • Simply alluring: MySTeR 2000 in Amsterdam
  • Conspiratorial: Cahoots Coffee Bar, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Comforting: The Sanctuary Cafe in Brighton, England
  • Wholesome: Main Street CyberHall in Norman, Okla.
  • Epic: Chez Ulysse et Penelope in Quebec and Babel in Copenhagen
  • Utopian: Rainbow Net Cyber Cafe, Glastonbury Festival, U.K.
  • Cosmic: Orbital in Paris, the Milky Way Internet Cafe in Johannesburg, Net Trek Cafe in Perth, Australia, CafeMars in Boulder, Colo., PlaNet Cafe in Pretoria, South Africa and GalaxyNet in Osaka, Japan
  • Generous: Dorfschenke (Village Gift) in Duisburg, Germany
  • Blood, sweat and tears: The Grind, Central West End in St. Louis, the Hard Drive Cafe in Wichita, Kan., and Digital Caffeine in Venice, Calif.
  • Frat house: Brewnet in Gardena, Calif.
  • One world: Cybernation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Le Cafe Mondial de L'Internet in Montreal, and Global Cafe in Geneva
  • Techie: InfoBar in Barcelona, The State of the Art in The Hague, Tech-Rock Cafe in Salzburg, Austria
  • Warm and fuzzy: Charlotte's Web Cafe in Liverpool, and Fried Green Tomatoes in Northampton, England
  • Black leather and studs: Maximum in Nuremberg, CybeRyder in Frankfurt, Germany

    Listings of cyber cafes around the world are available through the Cyber Cafe Guide.

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