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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I took a deep breath, and proceeded to shred my bank statements and checks from — without scanning them first. I think how much space those files would physically take up if they were printed out is a moot point. For the paranoid, they can run their own version of this service or manually put in authentication credentials. If I kept records like that my relatives might try to lock me up lol and all of it would hit the trash at about the time of my demise!

It is statistically unlikely that DH will outlive me, and so I anticipate several years alone. Fuller is perhaps best known for the popularization of the geodesic dome, a term he coined for the spherical architectural oddity. Decades before Vannevar Bush published his ideas for a MemexBuckminster Fuller had started his lifelong project of documenting as much of his life as possible.

As we all know from the computer science jokenaming things is hard. We take so many photos now of the same thing to get that perferct shot.

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

Cole Gerst InBuckminster Fuller began documenting his life in minute intervals. It is a disc that will store data permanently by making a physical change in the write layer of the disc using a special burner. That sort chronofiel manic activity reminds me of someone being bipolar and evidently he was prone to depression, at least the reactive kind.

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. For other documents, I think that keeping them is a better option, especially for anything directly work or expense-related. The same applies to paper, and inexpensive high-speed document scanners chronofille it easy to plow through mountains of accumulated paper.


I save all of my files on digital hard drives, perhaps not all of my emails but Gmail does that nicely for me. But standing at the shore, Fuller instead experienced an epiphany. You eymaxion visit http: Buying additional digital storage when you have files on your drive that you could delete without much consequence is, to me, akin to moving into a bigger house or getting a large container for your junk rather than getting rid of it. Another thing to keep in mind is data rot: I can easily search through all of them with just a few keystrokes and they occupy just a small fraction of the space available on a laptop hard drive that is roughly half the size of a pack of cigarettes.

One well-known trick to get people to throw away clutter that has some residual emotional value is to take a photo of it, then dispose of it.

I wonder, though, whether some things are actually detrimental to our happiness to keep. Also the compulsion to write like that is associated with bipolar.

Timely, in that I finally attacked the work e-mail archive project just yesterday after 18 months of dodging the dreaded Outlook limit. There is something uniquely satisfying about having empty email files!

So I said that the individual can be a trim tab. Digital photos are a killer for me! What did he say? Around the same time, he enlisted in the Navy to serve in World War I. Also as more companies offer webspace storage you have to consider that someone somewhere is taking up space with massive energy sucking super-computer harddrive machines.

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Then again, it depends on chronofilf files. As a boy he was a tinkerer, and by the age of 12 he had invented an alternative rowing system for boats that allowed one to push to row—essentially an inverted, underwater umbrella.


This article about a biographical or autobiographical book whose subject was born in the United States is a stub. My take is this: Only three were ever produced; a series of accidents prevented the vehicle from taking off. Views Read Edit View history.

Dymaxion Chronofile

Just like we probably do for physical items. Technology has developed for a reason; to condense, unclutter, and make sharing information faster and availible to more people. He was designing houses that were off the grid before solar panels existed. The small domes are light enough to be lifted by helicopter, and they practically build themselves. He knew technology would catch up with his ideas.

There is now a technology that will over come both of the problems of data rot.

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Most of it goes. But given enough time, and enough energy towards that end, perhaps not impossible. Also, the mass-producing of parts, molded and pressed metal, that fymaxion influenced him.

The install base of DVD drives is absolutely huge. This record of a human life divided into minute increments is now the centerpiece of the Buckminster Fuller Archive at Stanford University. I have spent an hour last night looking for a crochet hook, finally deciding, I just needed to buy a new one.

InBuckminster Fuller began documenting his life in minute intervals. If somebody kept a very accurate record of a human being, going through the era from the Gay ’90sfrom a very different kind of world through the turn of the century—as far into the twentieth century as you might live. Since his death, the Chronofile has ironically revealed how little of his life story conformed to fact.

Fuller married his wife Anne Hewlett in An entirely original and somewhat oddball design for which Fuller is known is the Dymaxion Car. Much of his childhood was spent on an island off the coast of Maine.

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