Owen sent this in with the following note:
The coming of age for the Kippax Shopping center, a DVD dispenser.
Probably another nail in the Video Store’s coffin. Maybe some dispensers are already functioning in Canberra, but certainly they are about in Sydney.
Swipe your credit card to take the movie out, swipe your card when you return it and get charged the hiring fee, otherwise you get charged the full price.
Between things like this and ever more sophisticated video on demand offerings what hope for these former hubs of the community?