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Quotes of the Day for 22 October 2001 – Copies

Chester Carlson conducted experiments for a month in a lab behind a beauty parlor at Astoria, New York. On this day in 1938, Carlson made a very crude copy that said, "10-22-38 Astoria." He tried to sell his invention for years, finally interested the Haloid Corporation to license it in 1947. It took them until 1959 to turn it into the first Xerox photocopier. Here are some thoughts on copies.

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The quotes:

They copied all they could follow
but they couldn't copy my mind
so I left them sweating and stealing
a year and a half behind.
     - Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865 - 1936

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
     - Rebecca West

Every kind of imitation speaks, the person that imitates is inferior to him whom he imitates, as the copy is to the original.
     - Robert South

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
     - Wilson Mizner, 1876 - 1933

We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
     - Edward Young, 1683 - 1765


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