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"Entire families work for Xerox." - Anne M Mulcahy

"Gutenberg made everybody a reader. Xerox makes everybody a publisher." - Marshall Mcluhan

"DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine." - Kenneth Boulding

"All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox." - Vera Wang

"Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died." - Andrew Young

"Sustainable development is a proven catalyst for Xerox innovation." - Anne M Mulcahy

"The universe is just a big Xerox machine. It simply produces copies of your thoughts." - Neale Donald Walsch

"I'm telling you that at eight she knew more about reproduction than Xerox." - Joan Rivers

"I Xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine." - Steven Wright

"A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement." - Antonin Scalia

"I thought administration was the running of the office. The Xerox machine. Paying bills." - Lesley Stahl

"Xerox is really good at managing documents, and we're definitely good at managing through a process." - Ursula Burns

"If you go to Norway, Finland, Russia or Australia, youll see Xerox or Fuji-Xerox people, not just the name on the door. We have human beings who live and work and serve customers everywhere around the globe." - Ursula Burns

"If you go to Norway, Finland, Russia or Australia, you'll see Xerox or Fuji-Xerox people, not just the name on the door. We have human beings who live and work and serve customers everywhere around the globe." - Ursula Burns

"She wears high tech Devo suit, she changed her name to Xerox, she hides quaaludes in her boots." - Alice Cooper

"Lifting whole passages from someone else's speeches is not change you can believe in. It's change you can Xerox." - Hillary Clinton

"My father works for Xerox and fixes those gigantic copy machines that are about 10 feet wide." - Michael Cera

"It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy." - Steve Guttenberg

"The inventor of the Xerox machine will, I am sure, find a special place reserved for him on one of the inner circles of Dante's Inferno." - Nicholas Goodison

"Once the Xerox copier was invented, private diplomacy died. There's no such thing as secrecy. It's just a question of whether it's leaked or revealed openly." - Andrew Young

"Growing new limbs, copying internal organs like a Xerox machine, exponential increases in computing power, better eyes and ears - I could read stories like this endlessly." - S Jay Olshansky

"This old notion that work is drudgery is nonsense. Most days, even back when Xerox was under siege, I could not wait to get to the office." - Ursula Burns

"I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn't my environment." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Steve Jobs made the case to Xerox PARC execs directly that they had great technology but that Apple knew how to make it affordable enough to change the world. This was very open. In the end, Xerox got a large block of Apple stock for sharing the technology. That's not stealing outright." - Steve Wozniak

"Xerox manages the infrastructure of E-ZPass for a large number of states. So when you say E-ZPass, and get some bill from E-ZPass, or call and ask a question about E-ZPass, you're talking to a Xerox person." - Ursula Burns

"Comin' from the school of hard knocks, Some perpetrate...they drink Clorox. Attack the black, cause I know they lack exact The cold facts, and still they try to Xerox." - Chuck D

"I got a massive overdose of gamma radiation from the Xerox machine and just printing call sheets, you know? By the time I stepped in front of the camera, I was very comfortable. It was great." - Cary Elwes

"I've been a Fellow in a number of companies: Xerox, Apple, Disney, HP. There are certain similarities because all the Fellows programs were derived from IBM's, which itself was derived from the MIT 'Institute Professor' program." - Alan Kay

"I left Xerox for the non-profit sector because it was clear to me that only public/private partnerships can pull off a turnaround plan at the scale we need to tackle global poverty." - Anne M Mulcahy

"Xerox did OK in moving to digital in the commercial space. They didn't do well in the consumer market, but they're not a consumer brand. They don't even know how to spell consumer." - Antonio Perez

"Crankiness is a human attribute that, when people walk in the door of Xerox, they remain human. The best way to get the best out of people is to not force them to be something other than they naturally are. Now what do they have to be? They have to be respectful. You cant be ridiculously disrespectful." - Ursula Burns

"Those inevitable dreams where you can't get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed." - Ellen Goodman

"When I started working in fashion, I didn't have money to buy photographs, so I'd Xerox pictures from magazines and put them in notebooks. When I'd start a collection, I'd sit with my old notebooks and look through them for inspiration." - John Varvatos

"My advice is never let a publicist call you a 'visionary.' I've hung out with the visionaries at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. I've been a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. I wouldn't touch 'visionary' with a 10-foot pole." - Robert Metcalfe

"The idea of an e-book has been around since the late 1970s, when researchers at Xerox PARC got on the case. Their prototype used millions of little magnetic particles, black on one side and white on the other, loosely embedded in the surface of a soft sheet of rubber." - Charles Platt

"If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan - or a company like Xerox - then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business." - Anne M Mulcahy

"When Steve Jobs toured Xerox PARC and saw computers running the first operating system that used Windows and a mouse, he assumed he was looking at a new way to work a personal computer. He brought the concept back to Cupertino and created the Mac, then Bill Gates followed suit, and the rest is history." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Crankiness is a human attribute that, when people walk in the door of Xerox, they remain human. The best way to get the best out of people is to not force them to be something other than they naturally are. Now what do they have to be? They have to be respectful. You can't be ridiculously disrespectful." - Ursula Burns

"I don't think paper will go away. I do believe that the value of paper will change, and Xerox is working on changing that value. Consider a color page. Actual life is in color, but you keep reproducing it in black and white. You remove value. It's a bad thing to do." - Ursula Burns

"By the time I stepped down as Xerox's CEO in 2009 - and as chairman in January 2010 - Xerox had become the vibrant, profitable and revitalized company that it still is today. What made the difference was a strong turnaround plan, dedicated people and a firm commitment from company leaders." - Anne M Mulcahy

"When I became CEO of Xerox 10 years ago, the company's situation was dire. Debt was mounting, the stock sinking and bankers were calling. People urged me to declare bankruptcy, but I felt personally responsible for tens of thousands of employees." - Anne M Mulcahy

"I called it Kinko's because of my nickname - because I had this really kinky hair. If you think about it, the first thing a baby learns is 'Googoo, gaga,' and if you think of good businesses like Kodak, Xerox, Google, people remember consonants - which was why Kinko's was a good name. But really I had this big head of curly hair and before being called 'Kinko' I was 'Pube Head.' So I thought Kinko's was better than Pubo's." - Paul Orfalea

"I called it Kinko's because of my nickname - because I had this really kinky hair. If you think about it, the first thing a baby learns is "Googoo, gaga," and if you think of good businesses like Kodak, Xerox, Google, people remember consonants - which was why Kinko's was a good name. But really I had this big head of curly hair and before being called "Kinko" I was "Pube Head." So I thought Kinko's was better than Pubo"s." - Paul Orfalea

"The franchise and the virus work on the same principle, what thrives in one place will thrive in another. You just have to find a sufficiently virulent business plan, condense it into a three-ring binder its DNA Xerox it, and embed it in the fertile line of a well-traveled highway, preferably one with a left turn lane. Then the growth will expand until it runs up against its property lines." - Neal Stephenson

"If you cannot sell, you cannot be an entrepreneur. If you cannot sell, you cannot raise money. if the thought of sales terrifies you, get a job at a dept. store and start there. Or get a job with a company like Xerox that requires that you go around to businesses and knock on doors. As your courage increases, you may want to try a company in network marketing or direct sales that is willing to train you." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The franchise and the virus work on the same principle, what thrives in one place will thrive in another. You just have to find a sufficiently virulent business plan, condense it into a three-ring binder - its DNA - Xerox it, and embed it in the fertile line of a well-traveled highway, preferably one with a left turn lane. Then the growth will expand until it runs up against its property lines." - Neal Stephenson

"The franchise and the virus work on the same principle, what thrives in one place will thrive in another. You just have to find a sufficiently virulent business plan, condense it into a three-ring binder ? its DNA ? Xerox it, and embed it in the fertile line of a well-traveled highway, preferably one with a left turn lane. Then the growth will expand until it runs up against its property lines." - Neal Stephenson

"I called it Kinko's because of my nickname - because I had this really kinky hair. If you think about it, the first thing a baby learns is 'Googoo, gaga,' and if you think of good businesses like Kodak, Xerox, Google, people remember consonants - which was why Kinko's was a good name. But really I had this big head of curly hair and before being called 'Kinko' I was 'Pube Head.' So I thought Kinko's was better than Pubo's." - Paul Orfalea

"The artwork for the record is kind of an homage to that. It's a collage, which rhymes with homage, I just realized. It's an homage to this kind of almost like a teenager's idea of what the future might look like, if he were using a Xerox machine and cut-and-pasting it together. Which is exactly what we did to come up with the artwork." - Michael Stipe

"The Canon AE1 - a fully manual camera. [My mother] had a 50mm, which is a standard lens, and then I got a 28mm. Then I started a little punk magazine, a zine, when I was 14 or 15 years old. I was shooting my friends skateboarding and it was the beginning of the Macintosh. We wouldn't do layouts on the computer; we would pick the font and then type up a paragraph and then print it out and cut it up and put it in a little mock-up and Xerox it." - Jeff Vespa



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