What would we do without Starbucks? At the weekend I was minding my own business over a cup of tea and updating myself on news from the iPad mini. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the next table being wiped carefully by a gentleman clutching what appeared to be a huge box of files under his arm.
He proceeded to extract a sizeable pile of neatly paper clipped files from what I recognised as a plastic Muji filing box. Then he unwrapped his tablet from a bulky carrying case and proceeded to set up shop. First he carefully placed a little wooden prop, together with a padded base, on the bottom of the Muji box in order stop the top from sagging. This guy thinks of everything.
Then some of the files went on top of the box followed by the carefully folded tablet case to act as a base for the tablet at a perfect reading height. Finally, a rather elaborate wire prop stand was unfurled and placed at exactly the right angle for business. All these arrangements took some minutes and were executed with military precision. Remarkable, but I can think of easier arrangements.