Movie: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
DIY Distinction: Advanced candy manufacturing techniques.
He may be OSHA’s bête noir, but Willy Wonka was an R&D whiz and a master marketer.
Even Steve Jobs idolized Wonka, once suggesting that he turn in his turtleneck and don a purple suit and top hat to give the millionth iMac buyer a “golden ticket” tour of Apple HQ.
His candy-making methods may have been dangerous – but they captured the imagination of kids across the world.
Real Life Counterpart: Food-based 3-D printers that can now churn out everything from chocolate to burritos.
They lack Wonka’s theatrical nature – but they also don’t drown you in chocolate rivers…”
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