Almost Homeless: Living in an Internet Café

Boingboing points us to this incredible video where unemployed and homeless Japanese geeks move into cubicles in an internet café, paying about $500 a month for the privilege, including, I suppose, all the internet you can use.

japan internet cafe shoes photo

Being Japan, the shoes are all neatly lined up outside the doors, and you can tell the men from the women by the colours of the umbrellas hanging over the door. It isn't very social, either; the manager says "they are lonely people and they don't seem to want friends or company."

Time to move away from my computer and get some fresh air. BBC via BoingBoing

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Almost Homeless: Living in an Internet Café
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