08/20/2005: Xerox...Copy, Copy, Copy...
"On this day 20 years ago, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., received a donation of a gray, rectangular box-like device.
In 1960 the device had revolutionized the way offices in the U.S. and around the world operated. It was the original Xerox 914 copying machine.
The principle of xerography, producing images on paper using electricity, was invented in 1938 by lawyer-scientist Chester Carlson. Today, every office and many homes have copying machines, and several generations have escaped the woes of having to use carbon paper.
Across the nation, there are over 58-hundred commercial copy centers, that generate nearly 6.5-billion dollars of business each year."
Courtesy of US News Wire
Karen on 08.20.05 @ 07:07 AM CST