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Edwin H. Land
Born Edwin Herbert Land
May 7, 1909
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died March 1, 1991(1991-03-01) (aged 81)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Known for Polarizing film[1]
Land instant camera
Influenced Steve Jobs
Notable awards Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)
IRI Medal (1965)
Perkin Medal (1974)
Harold Pender Award (1979)
National Medal of Technology
Fellow of the Royal Society[2]
Spouse Helen Terre Maislen (m. 1929; 2 children)

Marketing is what you do when your product is no good.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.
Edwin Land
The most important thing about power is to make sure you don't have to use it.
Edwin Land
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Any problem can be solved using the materials in the room.
Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
Edwin Land
Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
It's not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.
Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.