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2011-02-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8: PHOTOCOPIER INVENTOR Profile America -- Tuesday, February 8th. Every time you step up to a photocopier, you can thank a man named Chester Carlson, whose birthday is noted today. In 1937, he developed a method of making dry copies of documents on plain paper, known as...

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2010-03-31 12:25:00

Fifty years ago this month, the first plain-paper copy machine was sold and shipped to a customer by the Haloid Xerox photographic supply company of Rochester, New York, launching what would be a revolution that has made the device an important piece of the office environment for decades. "It may be the most iconic piece of office equipment of the past half-century," CNN.com reporter Brandon Griggs, the author of a March 30 article celebrating the machine's anniversary, said. "It...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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