Tuesday, January 15, 2013
100 Things I Love About Korea # 39: PC Bangs
You know that frustrating moment when you realize you need a computer RIGHT NOW, but you’re nowhere near home or the office. Even though smart phones and wifi are easing this pain, sometimes nothing less than a real computer (and printer) will do. In Korea, the most wired nation on earth, a quick solution is always available.
PC Bangs - or Internet Cafes - dot the urban landscape like spots on a cheetah. For about $1 for every 30 minutes, you can send that email or print that document or hunt up those directions that you just remembered that you forgot.
Or you can get some friends together and do what most Koreans do in PC Bangs - Starcraft, World of Warcraft, CartRider, or any of the million other internet based group games. You can all play in the same room at the drop of a hat, with no supplementary equipment or set up necessary.