But will an influx of tech-savvy toilers with their laptops, smartphones, tablets and geek-speak hasten the demise of the traditional British pub? Judging by this poster I spotted outside one former spit ’n’ sawdust boozer the other day, it’s not looking good . . .
Welcome to the Mouse & Keyboard
(formerly the Dog & Duck)
For fun and games while you WFP!
Live music: The Algo Rhythms – acapella trio singing in binary code.
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Bandwidth – Beatles tribute group with their latest showstopper Lucy in the Sky with Downloads.
Lily the Laptop Dancer, the world’s slinkiest software engineer (she’ll tweak your hard drive and format your floppy disk).
Speciality beers: Blogweiser, Carling Hack Label, Geekston’s Olde Peculier.
Champagne: Veuve Clicko, ROM Perignon, Trollinger, Moet et Silicon.
Wines: Bluetooth Nun.
Whiskies: The Famous Mouse, Matthews Southern Cursor.
Karaoke: No need to stand at the mike. Stay in your seat and transmit your voice on to a hologram of yourself.
Happy hour: Half-price anti-static screen wipes, 7pm to 8pm
Pub quiz: Twenty questions on sequential digital logic systems as applied to microprocessors. First prize: 40 terabytes of external memory.
Pub games: Dotcominoes, shove bitcoin, laser-guided darts.
Pub grub: Bangers and cache, Twitter fritters, phish and chips, Microsoft-boiled eggs, Apple Mac turnover, code in the hole, Lancashire botpot, Spotifyed Dick, cookies (if you permit them) and loads of spam.
Get here early, because work stations fill up fast!