It was true then and continues to be true now; Dr. Land is a person with the drive and ability to legislate invention. It seems that all he needed to do was think enough about it and a scheme that seemed impossible to some people was already headed toward reality.
The Birth of SX-70: Recollections of one Design Engineer — A document on Scribd, discovered via Dave Bias.
Do you think Lady Gaga and her “creative team” at “Polaroid” are innovating like this? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Do you think Andre, Doc, and the team at the Impossible Project have dreams about instant film and come into work the next day, all fired up about creating something brilliant? I think they do.
Happy Labor Day to those whose work makes the world more a more beautiful and creative place!