This Awesome Vending Machine Doesn’t Dispense Food — But Short Stories

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Have we ever found yourself wanting to confuse yourself while watchful for a train, an appointment, or a friend? Nowadays, many people rest on their smartphones or tablets to heal desirous boredom. Gone are a days of carrying around a good book. People mostly play games or roller a Internet while perplexing to kill time…but one association in France is perplexing to change that.

The start-up in Grenoble, France, combined something called a Short Edition. It’s a vending machine, recognised by Christophe Sibieude, that doesn’t allot junk food…but brief stories.

The subsequent time we have time to kill, don’t glance during your dungeon phone.


Instead, we could be anticipating a shining brief story to read!

Instead, we could be anticipating a shining brief story to read!

Short Edition

So far, usually 8 machines have been commissioned in one French city.

You name how most time we have to kill (1, 3, or 5 minutes) and afterwards it prints out a story for you.

You name how most time we have to kill (1, 3, or 5 minutes) and afterwards it prints out a story for you.

Short Edition

The stories themselves are created by a Short Edition community. There are poems, brief stories, and comic strips that anyone can browse.

Short Edition prints a stories out on narrow, receipt-like paper.

Short Edition prints a stories out on narrow, receipt-like paper.

Short Edition

The recyclable paper is easy to read, store, and share with others.

If you’d like to know some-more about this talent project, revisit a Short Edition website. They have FAQs and videos that explain a vending appurtenance and village (although a site is, admittedly, in French).

(via This Is Colossal)

Smartphones are insanely useful, though infrequently it’s good to find a reason not to glance during a small shade like a technology-obsessed zombie.