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Newspaper “Boxes” In Vienna


Image by Steven Dale.

Now here’s something I’ve never seen before.

Apparently Vienna’s newspaper industry is made up of incredibly trusting folk. In theAustrian capital on-street newspaper boxes are nothing more than open plastic bags strapped to lampposts.

Readers are asked to insert their payment into a padlocked black bank. On the banks one often finds a message thanking readers for their honesty.

I have no doubt this system works or else these low-tech vending machines wouldn’t be so ubiquitous throughout the city.

The question I have is this: How do they work? Are people really that honest?

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