In 1979, I was a freelance lighting designer. Dr. Edwin Land took me to a warehouse full of Polavision instant movie cameras — a huge failure that ultimately led to his departure from Polaroid. His explanation for showing me this sad landscape: “I wanted you to see what hubris looks like.”
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Tell us your Boston story in exactly 50 words.
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There are countless true stories about Boston. This project tells one at a time, in exactly 50 words. The series is edited by Alex Kingsbury.