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posted by martyb on Friday May 30 2014, @09:14AM   Printer-friendly
from the needs-a-spoonful-of-sugar? dept.

Some soylentils have an interest in the Soylent food product, which claims to be complete, scientifically-based nutrition. Now Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times has spent a week and a half living off of it, and found it disappointing:

I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.

Read the rest at the NYT: The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @03:34PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @03:34PM (#49180)

    The longer I used it, the more Soylent began to feel like a chore. I began to yearn for the mechanics of solid meals -- chewing, swallowing, using my hands and silverware and experiencing a variety of textures and temperatures. I missed crunchy foods, salty foods, noisy foods and hot foods. (Soylent, like revenge, is best served cold.)

    Christ, what a tool...

    Soylent is for people who don't want to have to think about food. This guy reminds me of Hedonismbot from Futurama.

  • (Score: 1) by jmc23 on Saturday May 31 2014, @01:52AM

    by jmc23 (4142) on Saturday May 31 2014, @01:52AM (#49394)

    So troglodytic scientific nerds and religious nutters who think the mental life trumps the physical?

    Those two camps have more in common than they think!