Going deep with America's snowmaking leader
Could this guy answer one question? Great job Stuart, but this guy was a dud. Could have been so many great stories but he would not share them or anything really.
Stuart, I know you were excited for this interview, but I found it frustrating. You kept lobbing softballs over the center of the plate, and Joe just watched them go by. I didn't learn anything about how snow is made besides "water, air, cold", which I already knew. While I would imagine that the snowmaker varies volume, pressure, and spray pattern of each, that didn't come up, much less how he monitors those factors and what automation can monitor and adjust. Another example - you asked (paraphrasing) about "safety factors that would encourage automation." IDK, maybe cliffs, avalanches, or bears? Instead Joe gave a non-answer about whatever the client wants, etc. There were some good parts of the interview - the backstory of the company, traveling to places like Sochi to design systems - but the nuts & bolts were frustrating to me as a listener.