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05-06-2019

These Lovely Machines Dispense Short Stories To London Commuters


Image of These Lovely Machines Dispense Short Stories To London CommutersYou’ll find the Short Story Dispensers in Jubilee Place, Churchill Place and Crossrail Place Roof Garden.
Stop scrolling through Instagram and read a short story next time you’re passing through Canary Wharf. These lovely machines, created by French company Short Édition, will dispense short stories for commuters — at varying lengths of one, three and five minutes. They’re printed on scrolls of eco-friendly papyrus paper and, what’s more, they are completely free of charge.
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05-06-2019

Short Story Dispensers Installed at Carolina!


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Eight short story dispensers will make their way to Chapel Hill this week as part of a collaborative partnership with UNC Press, the Department of English & Comparative Literature, UNC’s Creative Writing Program, and Arts Everywhere.
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04-29-2019

Canary Wharf's Short Story Dispensers


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What do you do when you're on the tube? Play a game on your phone? Listen to a podcast? Or maybe you just sit and think about what you're having for dinner? Well, from today, there's another option.
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04-25-2019

Short Story Snacks: Free Vending Machine Stories


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Readers over a certain age will remember when they’d spend their daily commute staring into space or reading a book. Now commuters pass the time gazing at, or listening to their phones. We have a vast array of options to fill our time: podcasts, games, apps, news, music and social media.
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04-25-2019

These vending machines are giving out free short stories to London commuters


Image of These vending machines are giving out free short stories to London commutersThe stories are printed on eco-friendly papyrus paper.
Once upon a time, in one of the busiest parts of one of the busiest cities in the world, the people were so busy, they didn’t have time to finish reading lengthy works of fiction. So three vending machines were set up, dishing out not chocolate bars or cans of drink, but free short stories to those rushing by.
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04-15-2019

[UK] Vending machines print out free short stories for Londoners to read on their commute


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We’re sure you know the pain of sitting on public transport with nothing to read. Your eyes dart around for somewhere to rest. You try desperately to avoid eye contact with other passengers. You look at your phone, but it’s died, and your soul has passed on with it.
Thankfully someone’s come up with a solution – other than re-reading the same real estate advert for your entire journey.
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04-15-2019

Short story dispensers installed in London


Image of Short story dispensers installed in LondonMade by French company Short Edition, the vending machines have already generated over 19 million readings of works in locations across France, Hong Kong and the US. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
London: Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London’s Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district.
Starting with “Mr Robinson,” a specially commissioned story by British author Anthony Horowitz designed to be read in less than a minute, thousands of tales will be available at the touch of a button, printed onto eco-friendly papyrus paper at no cost.
“I’ve always loved the challenge of the short story - creating a whole world in just a few pages,” Horowitz said. “I hope it will entertain tube travellers who will know, at least, that they won’t have the frustration of having to get off before the end!”
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04-08-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


Image of UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary WharfPeople walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Simon Dawson)
Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
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04-05-2019

Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonien


Image of Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonienLes usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. photo Olivier A.
Depuis jeudi 4 avril, les usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. En effet, trois bornes y ont été installées pour rendre plus agréable la vie des utilisateurs de l’Underground.
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04-03-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
Starting with "Mr Robinson," a specially commissioned story by British author Anthony Horowitz designed to be read in less than a minute, thousands of tales will be available at the touch of a button, printed onto eco-friendly papyrus paper at no cost.
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04-03-2019

Vending machine prints out free short stories for London commuters


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For sure, smartphones help millions of people to while away the daily commute, whether with music, social media, news apps, or podcasts. But from this week, workers in London have another way of passing the time — with short stories grabbed from a vending machine.
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04-03-2019

Short-story vending machines installed at London tube station


Commuters can now print off short works by Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf for their journey home.
Living in a big city can be stressful. And let’s face it, the commute to and from work is often the cause of much of that stress. But for workers in London’s Canary Wharf, that might all be about to change.
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