The R. Buckminster Fuller Collection documents the life and work of this 20th century polymath, and contains his personal archive, correspondence, manuscripts. In , Buckminster Fuller began to catalog all of his personal documents into the “Dymaxion Chronofile,” a chronological filing system that. Fuller called it the Dymaxion Chronofile. He cross-referenced its contents with 13, index cards. The archives also include “over 2,

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The install base of DVD drives is absolutely huge. I like how author Elizabeth Kolbert put it:. That being said, I think archived data should have at least some organizational structure and a hefty search engine to access it so that you can find what you need when you need it.

I think everyone needs to answer this question for themselves, depending on their budget and time constraints. For all the influence the Armed Forces had on Fuller, he ultimately returned the favor. This article about a biographical or autobiographical book whose subject was born in the United States is a stub.

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Unlike embedded Google Maps, chronofi,e uses webgl so it can do things like smooth zooming and GPU-based animations and layering. The house would have been affordable, transportable, and energy efficient. And is the question, the dilemma, drawing the line between need and want?

Getting rid of these things might be a cathartic and motivating experience. And yet the Chronofile, now housed at Stanford University Library, is very rarely how people discover Fuller. Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: Timely, in that I finally attacked the dymaxioh e-mail archive project just yesterday after 18 months of dodging the dreaded Outlook limit.

Then again, it depends on the files. Retrieved from ” https: Only three were ever produced; a series of accidents prevented the vehicle from taking off. Army actually commissioned Fuller dmyaxion send earlier units, manufactured in Wichita, Kansas, overseas during ydmaxion war.


What did he say? Nice food for thought, thanks! He would go on to invent a sort of winch that could fish early airplanes, and their pilots, up out of the water.

Personally, going through and deleting unnecessary files would clutter my time up more than just keeping them. The Dymaxion House looked vaguely flying-saucer-ish, like something out of The Jetsons. Most of the paper will be scanned and then either trashed or shredded. Would I have loved it if my parents had kept it to show me?

That sort of manic activity reminds me of someone being bipolar and evidently he was prone to depression, at least the reactive kind. Do I have a something similar that I like better? It’s a design challenge he started called The World Game. This article by Jesus Diaz gives a good visual understanding of storage in the age of the computer.

Inspired by the fuselage of an airplane, the vehicle was called a 4D Transport when it was conceived in Much of his childhood was spent on an island off the coast chronofiel Maine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I am not strong enough to complete this task yet. My theory is to sort through it periodically and delete anything that is not necessary. I must put everything in, so I started a very rigorous record. But more importantly, this week I improved the onboarding process by allowing oauth connections go outside the app, connect to a third-party service, and then pass back the authentication to the app.

A 45-ton personal archive

Technology has developed for a reason; to condense, unclutter, and make sharing information faster and availible to more people. I wonder, though, whether some things are actually detrimental to our happiness to keep. Decades before Vannevar Dymaxuon published his ideas for a MemexBuckminster Fuller had started his lifelong project of documenting as much of his life as possible.


But with the Chronofile, I love the idea of someone doing something weird and ambitious and sticking with it for a whole lifetime. Which leads me to Chronkfile — the precise methodology I use for my personal electronic stuff. E-mails only provide info that leads to search … or research if you prefer.

Just moving that little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Just like we probably do for physical items. Buying a newer-bigger harddrive dispells energy and environmental impact as does throwing out the smaller information storage pieces. But I do know why I keep them. He called the system the Dymaxion Chronofilestarting dymmaxion in and documenting continuously in minute increments until his death in Fuller is perhaps best known for the popularization of the geodesic dome, a term he coined for the spherical architectural oddity.

Fuller folded the Chronofile into his personal myth, alluding to it as evidence of his commitment to total autobiographical objectivity.

The Dymaxion Chronofile and our ever-expanding personal digital archives – Unclutterer

I agree with Anita. I would say there has been an overall net benefit to my emotional health, but there have been times when I wanted to reference something or reminisce before realizing that I purged the item. I have spent hours looking for digital files, with no luck. For other documents, I think that keeping them is a better option, especially for anything directly work or expense-related.

Also, the mass-producing of parts, molded and pressed metal, that all dumaxion him.