11. – H A R O L D C L A R K
“Xerography had practically no foundation in
previous scientific work.
Chet put together a rather odd lot of
phenomena, each of which was obscure in itself
and none of which had previously been related
in anyone’s thinking.
The result was the biggest thing in imaging
since the coming of photography itself.”
14. – H A R O L D C L A R K
“The development of xerography
was largely empirical.
We were trained scientists,
not Yankee tinkers,
but we struck a balance between
Yankee tinkering and scientific inquiry.”
22. – J O S E P H C . W I L S O N , F O U N D E R O F X E R O X
“To set high goals,
to have almost unattainable aspirations,
to imbue people with the belief that they
can be achieved
—these are as important as the balance
sheet, perhaps more so.”
23. – P E T E R M C C O L O U G H
“dream of a system whereby you’d write
stuff in Connecticut and within hours reprint
it in classrooms all over the country.
The danger in ingenious hardware is that it
distracts attention from education.
What good is a wonderful machine if you
don’t know what to put on it?”