Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories?
The Short Story Dispenser at Capilano University
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Reading for pleasure is at an all-time low in the U.S. A recent government report revealed Americans read for fun about 17 minutes each day. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson reports on a unique program that brings reading to unexpected places.
Three short story dispensers are now up and running at the Richland Library Main location at 1431 Assembly St.
“The ideal of this is to have these in the community places and events,” Tallent said. “We hope it will elevate a focus on literacy and get people interested in reading in a different way.”
The Edmonton International Airport recently became home to a strange new machine. "It's like an ATM, but you get literature out of it," says Jason Norman, a writer and publisher from Edmonton. [...]
"[International travellers] describe it as the topping on the dessert that was their trip here in Edmonton. It was like this final souvenir that they can take home."Traci Bednard, vice president of digital strategy for Edmonton International Airport
Once upon a time there was a start-up with a dream of bringing the pleasures of reading to more people. Happily, this dream came true. At the push of a button the Short Story Dispenser prints out fiction that can be read in one, three or five minutes, for free.