This Machine Opts for Dispensing Literature Rather than Junk Food

By: Misel Saban - Oct 29, 2015
References: short-edition & mentalfloss
With the rise of tech and social media you would think the printed word would be a dying art, but that's just not the case as the Short Edition short story vending machine located in the French Alps proves. This creative literary dispenser gives out reading material to users rather than salty or sweet junk food.

The Short Edition machines are located in several public locations throughout Grenoble, France. The device features three different buttons pertaining to how much time the user has on their hands. There is either a one, three or five minute button that when pressed, dispenses a length-according story that readers can enjoy. This is an ideal initiative to offer travellers something more stimulating to read than social media on their commutes.