The grocery store down the street from my employer’s main offices has a tea room just inside the entrance. I stopped by this afternoon on the way to a meeting to grab a quick sandwich and coffee for lunch.
The woman at the table in front of me was reading on a Sony eReader. I haven’t seen many of those “in the wild” here in Switzerland. As I was finishing my lunch, she put it away to take a look at the newspaper, like the man at the far table.
I was reading about Cory Doctorow’s Firestarter talk on my phone, so just under half of the patrons at that hour were alone and reading over coffee.