The effort to invade some innocent wifi cafe continues. Tailrank creator Kevin Burton wants to run a "San Francisco Wifi Bedouin Flash Mob" (which would make a great electronica collective name). Basically, a couple dozen people descend on a wifi cafe, making a show of purchasing power and feeling trendy while doing so.
This is both seriously cool (w00t! flash mob!) and a pain in the ass (to, you know, the regular paying customers).
So as going to a cafe becomes yet another planned-out networking event, those of you who actually like chilling out at cafes can abandon these future reluctant incubators. On the other hand, it'd be fun to see the silent customers at Mission Creek Cafe faced with a loud crowd of Web 2.0 tourists.