Alice Wang's concept 'Quote Vendor' assembles quotes in categories like types of snack foods and people can pick a bottle and then open it for a short surprise message.

The ‘Quote Vendor’ is a concept by Taiwanese designer Alice Wang that applies the idea of a vending machine to writing. Quotes are assembled in categories like types of snack foods and people can choose one of the plastic bottles and open it up for a surprise quote. designboom reports that the concept is informed by society’s hunger for ‘fast food’-style information.

Quote Vendor came from the observation that in today’s society, we are becoming more accustomed to instant and short messages. Whether through text messages, or online so­cial platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, less people are willing to read long paragraphs, let alone having the patience to read through an entire book.

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