[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Internet cafe

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Feb 24 12:07:05 UTC 2016


Very handy when you need it here.  Internet cafes are somewhat common in
rural Oklahoma despite charging $15-30/hour for access on fairly slow
connections, but beats the pants off paying by the megabyte on AT&T's GPRS
network (which can cost as much as $1000/GB).

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Replying in part to Dominic's comment: Internet cafes are fairly rare here
> in Thailand because Internet is available in almost every public venue;
> hotels, coffee shops, even bars. What we do see are gaming rooms, full of
> internet-connected computers and teenagers. While Thailand is not quite a
> first-world country, it is way ahead of the U.S. in terms of Internet
> adoption, fiber connections to homes, etc. I have fast fiber service in my
> rental home, TV with 40 cable-channels included, for about $20 USD per
> month. In the U.S. I would need to pay 2 or 3 times that amount for low end
> DSL and even now very few places offer fiber.
>
> The terms discussed in the proposal, cybercafe and other variants that
> imply food and beverage, don't work well for those places because they are
> for gaming. One would not go there because it's a cafe; any food or drink
> is offered purely as a convenience. I've never tagged any of these because
> I'm not quite sure how to tag them.
>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:55 AM, Dominic Coletti <dcoletti.dcair at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> I feel like phone and fax are distinct to internet caf├ęs, and should not
>> be simply thrown out. Especially in developing countries where
>> infrastructure is not as advanced.
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 5:52 PM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 24/02/2016 4:33 AM, Johnparis wrote:
>>>
>>> A place whose principal role is providing communication services
>>> (internet, telephone and/or fax).
>>>
>>>
>>> Telephone?
>>> Fax?
>>> Don't thing these are frequent?
>>>
>>> No mention of coffee/tea/cake?
>>>
>>> Nor a mention of additional services such as wifi, CD/DVD burning,
>>> printing....
>>>
>>> Think there is a need to indicate how to tag such things that will
>>> probably occur for some places.
>>>
>>> Other than the fee .. probably the most important thing about these
>>> places is the download/upload speed. Some way of tagging that would be
>>> good.
>>>
>>> Sorry to pollute the original idea ... but these thing help identify the
>>> 'internet_cafe' from the 'cafe with internet'.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Internet_cafe
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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