This morning I was at Gare du Nord waiting for a friend, when I discovered a strange new thing: a short story dispenser. You push the 1 minute, 3 minutes or 5 minutes button and the machine dispenses a long paper with a (complete) story printed on it! And it was entirely free. Of course, the train was delayed, but at least I had something entertaining to read meanwhile!
Apparently Francis Ford Coppola has one such machine in his café in San Francisco (the video is in French and English).