Where The Techies Are

CHIPHEADS AREN'T ALWAYS in front of a screen. For some F2F time, try these spots:

321 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Mass. Industrial decor looks like the inside of a Pentium PC with petri dishes for ashtrays.

Locations vary, Cambridge, Mass. Must be willing to do-si-do. E-mail squares@mit.edu.

1658 Market St., San Francisco A hangout for "Digital Queers," a group of computer professionals advocating gay rights.

52 8th Ave., New York City Hot site for online junkies.

1607 San Jacinto, Austin, Texas Order a Shiner Boch, chickenfried steak and pull up an extra bar stool to store diskettes.

823 Yale Ave. N, Seattle Ice-breaking games like "Interface" bring in the Aldus, Microsoft crowds.

4455 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, Wash. 8,000-member gym has 5,000 from Microsoft, 500 from Nintendo. 'Nuf said.

Provo, Utah Public course (where neighbor Novell owns three holes) is best pickup site for miles.