Magazine Vending may be on the horizon with a new deisgn from graduate student Tom Allnutt. The idea's pretty straigh forward, swipe your card and pick your magazine! Tom is studying at Melbourne's Swinburne University.
Implications - Tom Allnutt definitely has a bright future if he keeps up with designing useful tools like this. Places like airports, train stations, subways and shopping malls could save a great deal of space if they relied upon these sleek machines instead of full-fledged newspaper stands. The days when vending machines are seldom used for anything other than simple junk food and soft drinks may be finally coming to a swift and certain end.