Polaroid's Edwin H. Land: "Politeness is the poison of collaboration"

Edwin H. Land was an American scientist and inventor best known for inventing the Polaroid instant camera. He was a major influence on Apple's Steve Jobs.

Edwin H. Land (1909-1991) was an American scientist and inventor best known for inventing the Polaroid instant camera. Land was also a major pioneer of espionage photography and helped design the optics on the U-2 spy plane. He held 535 patents, was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and became a major influence on Apple's Steve Jobs. The following quote seems to sum the both of them up nicely.


"Politeness is the poison of collaboration."

(h/t Wikiquote)

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