Short Story Dispenser prints you a great read with a tapShown off at CES 2018, this machine gives you a printed story with a push of a button.
Have you ever waited in line? Have you ever been bored? Have you ever had nothing to do for minutes on end? Short Edition is a publishing house in France and to gets its stories shared more widely, they came up with this idea of putting dispensers in public places like airports, hospitals, restaurants The filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola was so impressed with one, he brought one back over to the US and installed it in his cafe Zoetrope. What's neat about this is there's over 85,000 different stories you can get by pushing one of these buttons. And they're printed on a piece of paper about the size of a receipt paper, but the paper is thick. It has a nice feel to it. You read the story and like most people, I find myself sharing the story with someone next to me. It's kind of a little more fun than looking at my phone or scrolling through social media. The Short Story Dispenser is not designed for consumers. It's for businesses and governments to install in public places. Right now they have a few of them in the US and they're hoping to roll out more in In 2018. If you can't see one in person, check out their website. We could actually read the stories there. So, this is Patrick with CNET at unveiled@ces2018. [MUSIC]