Interlude: a break for coffee
Skirmishes, Mirkwood….Sometimes everything gets too much. Sometimes simply all you want is a cup of coffee. From an automatic vending machine.
Here is a Japanese vending machine making me a cup of coffee at Worldcon 2007 in Tokyo. You can watch it doing it. It has a camera filming inside so you can see. I took a video of the video of the machine making my drink. This way lies the future.
Unrelated random fact: vending machines kill more people than sharks each year. I can believe it.