Since Mine began his work to hunt out bargains in all areas, a new category has presented itself. Cropping up all over the place are stores and cafes where the merchandise is access to the information superhighway. Some are very expensive (up to $17.50 per hour) and some are bargains. Read on.
497B Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge; (617) 492-9900
This funky basement cavern in Central Square filled with art, newspapers, fantastic coffee drinks, and nibbles also offers the Internet on its menu. Three workstations are available for public use at a flat rate of $4.50 an hour. IBM and Macintosh formats are both represented. You can also use these for off-line word processing and printing; it’s like a Kinko’s, only fun. Catch a caffeine buzz and go surfing. Open from 8 A.M. on weekdays and 10 am. on Saturdays, until 1 a.m. (!) all six nights.