Short Story Vending Machine

The French city of Grenoble recently installed vending machines in public spaces that dispenses short stories. 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.

The government believes that it can encourage people to bring back the habit of reading as a past-time instead of poking on their phones all day.