Today marks the 75th anniversary of the invention of Xerography, the technology that launched the Xerox Corporation.

On the Real Business at Xerox blog, Renee Heiser, vice president, Corporate and Employee Communications, published a very thoughtful piece that provides insight into the man behind the Xerography vision, Chester Carlson.

You’ll also find the “75 Years in 75 Seconds” video, which, as the title implies, provides a quick chronology of the products and events that over the past 75 years contributed to making Xerox what it is today.

It’s an exciting day for all of us who work for this great company, and for the countless others who have benefited from the many life-changing Xerox innovations throughout the years–and who will continue to do so for years to come.