I’m sure this must be available already, but I haven’t seen it anywhere (leave me a comment if you know of one)…
As I was getting my hair cut this morning I really wished I could have been surfing the net (my hair dresser isn’t very chatty and I kinda get uncomfortable looking at myself in the mirror the whole time).
Surely it wouldn’t be too hard to have a little LCD screen at each booth and a special (hair-proof) keyboard with in-built trackball. Obviously there’d be some advertising tie-in with the browser showing ads, but in all other respects you’d have free reign to surf the web. And the tie-ins wouldn’t end there… After all, how many other business models have the customer sitting there captive in a seat for 20 mins or more? Members could join the hair-dressing club, get special benefits, be upsold to, etc.
All the internet cafes around Chatswood (where I live) are usually pretty busy, so I’d see this as a simple extension to that.
Anyone seen this in action already?