Ben Sloot is the son of inventor Romke Jan Bernhard Sloot, who have developed a revolutionary data compression technique, in the times, when transmitting videos by mobile phones was a dream. Ben Sloot saw his father, Jan Sloot dying suddenly just two days before the signing of a contract, which was going to bring 50 million Dutch guilders, or about $25 million to his bank account and expectable $100 billion within four years. The prototype and the source code needed to reproduce his invention have mysteriously disappeared thereafter. Within just two years efficient compression techniques have started to surface. Read more at comp.compression newsgroup, section Jan Sloot video compression coding with colors

In this interview Ben Sloot recalls how his father Jan Sloot had been served with cold soup and sandwich about one-two days before the tragic event, and he also reveals much more.

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