Name: Ben Waggoner
Location: Portland, OR
Title/role: Principal Video Strategist, Silverlight
I was oddly obsessed with compression for many years before it occurred to me to make a profession of it. I was taking a 3D animation class at UMass Amherst in the fall of 1989. This was back in the days of 1.4 MB floppies, and we needed to figure out a way to move our renders from machine to machine. I slacked off on the 3D part of the class and spent a huge amount of time playing around with Macromind Director ...