Monday, June 20, 2011
The Wild World of Vending Machines | Singularity Hub: "Modern technology. Ain’t it grand? The machines spawned by our collective ingenuity have made our lives longer and better. They’ve made our lives easier and allowed us to do tasks faster. But every so often, you find technology that makes you scratch your head and ask…WTF?! In this article, I’ll highlight an unheralded machine that we all probably use on a regular basis: the vending machine. Here’s the twist: these aren’t vending machines that simply provide you with snacks and soft drinks. Oh no! People have recently taken these simple machines and outfitted them to provide a wide variety of strange things you didn’t know you needed on the go. So go ahead and have a chuckle. Or find some peace of mind knowing that if you need to pick up crabs for dinner, you don’t always have to find a grocery store."