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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/technology/gary-starkweather-dead.html

 

https://natsci.msu.edu/natsci-profiles/gary-starkweather-perseverance-laser-vision-lead-to-printer-innovation/

 

"Then one day in 1967, Starkweather was sitting in his lab looking at these big mainframe facsimile machines when he started thinking, “What if, instead of copying someone else’s original, which is what a facsimile does, we used a computer to generate the original?”"

 

"Because his idea ventured away from the company’s core business, copiers, his boss hated it. At one point Mr. Starkweather was told that if he did not stop working on the project, his entire team would be laid off."

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3 hours ago, \GoBillsInDallas/ said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/technology/gary-starkweather-dead.html

 

https://natsci.msu.edu/natsci-profiles/gary-starkweather-perseverance-laser-vision-lead-to-printer-innovation/

 

"Then one day in 1967, Starkweather was sitting in his lab looking at these big mainframe facsimile machines when he started thinking, “What if, instead of copying someone else’s original, which is what a facsimile does, we used a computer to generate the original?”"

 

"Because his idea ventured away from the company’s core business, copiers, his boss hated it. At one point Mr. Starkweather was told that if he did not stop working on the project, his entire team would be laid off."

  One more way a Rochester major corporation stubbed its collective toes.  

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6 hours ago, \GoBillsInDallas/ said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/technology/gary-starkweather-dead.html

 

https://natsci.msu.edu/natsci-profiles/gary-starkweather-perseverance-laser-vision-lead-to-printer-innovation/

 

"Then one day in 1967, Starkweather was sitting in his lab looking at these big mainframe facsimile machines when he started thinking, “What if, instead of copying someone else’s original, which is what a facsimile does, we used a computer to generate the original?”"

 

"Because his idea ventured away from the company’s core business, copiers, his boss hated it. At one point Mr. Starkweather was told that if he did not stop working on the project, his entire team would be laid off."

 

And, that's when he decided - F this, I'm just going to kill a bunch of people throughout the Midwest. 

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4 hours ago, Jauronimo said:

Good riddance.

What?  You invent the ditto machine.  Love the smell of a fresh ditto copy?

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9 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

What?  You invent the ditto machine.  Love the smell of a fresh ditto copy?

Good riddance!

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