Saturday 10 October 2020


This curated reflection and speculation from Things Magazine on how an ex-urban (de-centralised), post-pandemic economic model may mainstream the niche and marginal mechanical vending machine is well worth considering from all angles as this may become our new anchor for commerce and culture going forward. Celebrated and cherished as indispensable in some places,  we all might be adopting the posture of the Japanese towards these retail outposts and conveniences in the future.  Reading the articles also made me remember the classic Mold-A-Rama and how advances in three-dimensional printing could really be conscripted to help rehabilitate the economy and build it back better.