Kate O'Connell

WXXI/Finger Lakes Reporter for the Innovation Trail

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3:14 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Copy Machine! Happy Birthday, Copy Machine!

The first modern photocopy

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Copy machines can be found in every office, and most of us take them for granted. But 75 years ago, the technology that underpins the modern photocopier was used for the first time in a small apartment in Queens.

Inventor Chester Carlson used static electricity created with a handkerchief, light and dry powder to make the first copy on Oct. 22, 1938.

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4:41 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Post-Bankruptcy, Kodak Will Be Commercial Printing Business

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 12:14 pm



Kodak expects to emerge from bankruptcy this year as a new company with a new focus. The one-time photo giant finds itself operating in a more competitive and diversified market.

From member station WXXI in Rochester, New York Kate O'Connell reports.

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6:37 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Tales From A Blizzard: Stranded At The Airport

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 12:11 pm



The east coast blizzard has buried parts of New England and New York in more than two feet of snow. Roads remained closed in Connecticut and Massachusetts and thousands of flights have been cancelled or delayed. Reporter Kate O'Connell of member station WXXI arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to find that her flight home to Australia was cancelled. She sent this postcard from a night at JFK.

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