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Friday, November 20, 2015

Short Story Vending Machines: 1 Minute, 3 Minute and 5 Minute

Vending Machines That Dispense Short Stories Instead of Snacks

Carey Dunne | November 18, 2015

A strange new spin on the vending machine has cropped up in the city of Grenoble: instead of dispensing soda and snacks, these sleek orange and black machines print out free short stories. Conceived of by publishing company Short Édition, the invention aims to get people to kill time by reading fiction instead of constantly checking their phones.
Short Édition co-founder Christophe Sibieude came up with the idea while standing in front of typical vending machine with his colleagues. “We said to ourselves that we could do the same thing with good quality popular literature to occupy these little unproductive moments,” Sibieude told Agence-France Presse. 


<more at; related links: ("Here Lives the Short Literature" [transl.])  and (French City Introduces ‘Short Story Dispensers’ In Public Areas. October 14, 2015)>

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