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A Bar for the Madding Crowd

By Linda Tancs

Thanks to the digital era, humans have an attention span of nine seconds–that’s eight seconds more than a squirrel.  Our reliance on technology is not likely to change, so why not embrace it?  That’s what the folks at London’s The Thirsty Bear have done.  The city’s first total self-service pub, each table comes equipped with iPads for food orders and self-pour beer taps.  You can even surf the Net and choose jukebox music.  The lack of queues is bound to make the crowd, well, less madding.

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