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06-27-2018

[ Canada ] Short story vending machine lands in Edmonton airport


Image of [ Canada ] Short story vending machine lands in Edmonton airportThe short story dispenser at Edmonton international Airport (EIA)

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


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12-21-2017

[ US ] Columbus Schools Introduce Free Short Story Kiosks Around City


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Need a story on the go? Columbus City Schools is installing automated short story kiosks throughout the city to promote reading.
The kiosks function like ATMs that dispense free short stories. Users select one of two buttons: “Stories for Young Readers” or “Stories for Everyone.” Then stories are printed out on rolls of paper similar to receipts.
The stories and machines come from Short Édition, which has a database of tens of thousands of stories.
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