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30 Mar 2010 10:48


Tech: We expect you to print this post out and make copies of it

  • The first Xerox copier hit offices 50 years ago this month. One of modern history’s greatest, if most annoying inventions, it singlehandedly turned the former Haloid Xerox into a household name and in the process created a key part of the office. One that is often broken (the early versions caught on fire) and often a bit huge. “It was a product no one knew they needed until they had it,” said David Owen, who actually wrote a book called “Copies in Seconds: Chester Carlson and the Birth of the Xerox Machine.” source