Morning Cuppa – 05/21/13 – 3D food! Stephen King saves books!

 

  • The future of food may come to you in Star Trek replicated form.  There’s work being done on a 3D food printer that will utilize organic powders that are shelf-stable for up to 30 years. Why? Because trying to feed 12 billion people may not be possible on our planet (given that a mega-hurricane that lasts for years doesn’t kick up and kill us all off). 
  • Stephen King has thrown his hat into the defense of bookstores ring and stated that there are currently no plans to make an ebook version of his latest novel Joyland. About the decision he said:

    “I have no plans for a digital version,” Mr. King said. “Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.”

    This sort of posturing won’t accomplish much, I don’t believe. Unless he refuses to sell his book on Amazon (fat chance) I don’t see what this will do for traditional bookstores. It’s an example of good intentions with a poor plan, sort of like James Patterson’s desire to see a book industry bailout.