I recently discovered an interesting vending machine in the CCNY library. But before I tell you about it, let me show you a modern vending machine:
This machine vends iPods and iPod accessories. It's super-fancy: It takes credit cards, has a touch screen, etc. Pretty cool.
Anyway, here is CCNY's (functioning!) vending machine:
But they are slowly picking up on new technologies. They're selling 256MB jump drives for around $60.