The Connector

In Malcom Gladwell’s book “The Tipping Point” there is a description of a person called a connector. Basically this person knows a lot of people and inherently tries to link people together. At SIGGRAPH that man for us was Joshua Pines (sorry Joshua but I can’t find a better link for you), and Onlatte is extremely grateful to have met him. Joshua is the VP of Imaging Research & Development at Technicolor and is a pioneer in visual effects for films. This man seemed to know everyone at SIGGRAPH and, at times, he was literally directing traffic to our booth. We had at least a hundred people come by and this was the typical conversation:

Attendee: “Oh, so this is the Latte Art Printer booth. One of the smartest guys that I know who I deeply respect told me to come by.”

OnLatte: “Wait, let me quess. Was that guy Josh Pines?”

Attendee: “Yes!”

Being able to meet Josh Pines at the conference was a remarkable experience and will serve as a reminder as to what we need to do as we develop new versions of the printer. Thank you again, Josh, for your enthusiasm and support at SIGGRAPH.

Best,

Josh (not Pines)

P.S – One other person that we would also like to mention was Henry Santos who was a regular at our booth, and is truly one of the nicest guys you could meet. If you ever need a character animator please look him up at www.sitesantos.com. Thanks Henry!

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