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Old 09-05-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Was Kinko's the first to provide internet printing and shipping in the 90's?

If so, what was the lady's name, and was she from the Knoxville area?


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Old 09-05-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Was Kinko's the first to provide internet printing and shipping in the 90's?

If so, what was the lady's name, and was she from the Knoxville area?


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Depends on how you define 'internet' printing. If you think of remote offices printing from one to another 'internet printing' has been happening for a LONG time, even before the internet was 'public'.

This PR seems to indicate it didn't happen till 2007: FedEx Kinko's Adds Direct Mail, Print Online to Portfolio. | Marketing & Advertising > Marketing Techniques from AllBusiness.com (http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/direct-marketing-direct-mail/4007548-1.html - broken link)
It also seems to omit credit for the solution.

Shipping (such as it was) happened before the 90's as I recall, but that was more in the guise of having a fed-ex box in the store, not that it was dedicated to 'shipping'. That happened (again as I recall) in the mid 2000's around the time UPS started their stores.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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I was thinking around 1995 or so. The concept of making your fliers...etc sending or doing online, having them printed and shipped where ever. I know when Fed Ex bought Kinko's out. But was thinking as to when and whom say they came up with the concept. Seems I remember some family in Knoxville, the daughter of the guy who invented the PET scan, having something to do with investing in Kinko's and starting the ball rolling. This would be the info (facts) we are interested in.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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Exclamation Names from the google search

The names I found where Rhonda Nutt Goble (yes its real) daughter of Ron Nutt, inventor of PET scan, but no luck in linking her to Kinko's or the internet printing....yet. I do know that Rhonda was the lady I discussed and told all my concepts on the "internet printing services and shipping to back in mid 90's", she and her family got alot of $$ when Fedex bought Kinko's. Would really like to know how much if any she and my concepts had to do with it all.

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