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06-24-2019

[IT] Short Story Dispenser: libri da leggere al volo


Se per caso quest’estate vi trovaste nella metropolitana di Londra, all’aeroporto internazionale Charles De Gaulle di Parigi, oppure in vacanza a Singapore, in Australia o addirittura negli Stati Uniti, potreste imbattervi negli Short Story Dispenser, i distributori automatici di racconti.
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05-06-2019

Short stories to snack on


Image of Short stories to snack onFrench creation, the short story dispenser, are now springing up around the world.
The Short Story Dispenser was invented by Short Edition, a French publishing house. Since 2015, the machines have been dispensing short stories on receipt paper that range from one to five minute reads, free of charge.
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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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04-10-2019

Short story vending machines rolled out in London's Canary Wharf


Commuters in one of London's most important financial centers will now be treated to a dose of literature on their way to work, as three Short Story Dispensers were installed on Thursday, the first of their kind in the U.K.
In their first day, the Short Story Dispensers are already proving a hit with commuters at Canary Wharf, one of London's busiest Tube stations in the heart of the city's financial district.
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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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04-04-2019

[UK] World service


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Time to talk about short stories...
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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


Image of Vending machine prints out free short stories for London commutersShort story station
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

These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For Commuters


Image of These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For CommutersNot a late April Fool's - this is actually happening
Struggling to finish that novel you've had on the go for six months? Try using Canary Wharf's short story vending machines instead.
Machines that print out uber-short stories at the touch of a button will be installed around the Canary Wharf estate this week — dispensing one, three and five-minute long tales. Ideal for short commutes, then.
It's the brainchild of French company, Short Edition, which has already installed similar machines in France, Hong Kong and the USA.
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04-03-2019

Vending machines to dispense free short stories to commuters in London


Image of Vending machines to dispense free short stories to commuters in LondonThe vending machines already exist in France, the US, Canada and Hong Kong
London is this week jumping aboard the bandwagon of an international literary trend: the very, very short story.
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