These Public Dispensers by Short Edition Provide Free Short Stories

By: David Ingram - Oct 26, 2015
References: short-edition & psfk
Short Edition is an French online publishing company that teamed up with the city of Grenoble, France to provide free short stories to the public in an innovative way.

Eight locations in the city now feature short story-dispensing vending machines for the public if they wish to spend some free time they may have reading. The terminals are each about one meter tall, and feature an interface that lets users pick how much time they are looking to kill.

Different randomized stories from Short Edition's community of authors are then dispensed ranging from stories that take about one, two or five minutes to complete. The short stories are printed on paper and provide a nice break away from the usual time-killing activities in the digital age that involve staring at a screen.