How the photocopier changed the way we worked -- and played


In 1959 Xerox released the 914 photocopier. It weighed 648 pounds, but it was a huge improvement over previous document copying technologies, which used wet chemicals.

In this month's Smithsonian, Clive Thompson writes about how Xerox changed the way people worked and played.

Some highlights from Clive's piece:

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