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Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.




Edwin Land, 1909–1991, Scientist & Inventor, Founder, Polaroid Corporation, Forbes magazine, Vol. 139, May 4, 1987

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  • Born: May 7, 1909
  • Died: March 1, 1991
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Inventor

Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and the retinex theory of color vision, among other things. His Polaroid instant camera went on sale in late 1948 and made it possible for a picture to be taken and developed in 60 seconds or less.

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