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This vending machine prints out short stories in public places

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This vending machine prints out short stories in public places

The French city of Grenoble recently had a fun little initiative to spread some literature to its people. They installed vending machines that dispenses short stories instead of soda and snacks. With 1-minute, 3-minute and 5-minute buttons, these short story dispensers allow citizens to indicate how much free time they have and take advantage of those few minutes to read a little.

  [Image source: AFP]

 

The dispensers were installed in public spaces such as the town hall, the tourist office, libraries and in social centers. The idea behind this initiative is to encourage people to bring back the habit of reading as a past-time instead of poking on their phones all day. 

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