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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Pavilion for the World Expo. It’s a design challenge he started called The World Game.
The scrapbook contains copies of all correspondence, bills, notes, sketches, and clippings from newspapers. Fuller is perhaps best known for the popularization chonofile the geodesic dome, a term he coined for the spherical architectural oddity. Then again, it depends on the files. I make sure to perform any relevant and some extra analyses right away because that data has a shelf life. He had two computers, and I will go through them and delete the information before I somehow recycle them.
Many hoarders keep stuff out of anxiety that they might need it someday.
Ahead of His Time
He was around ships, and the way ships were designed—the sails, and the mast, and the tension of the ropes—that all really worked into his designs later on. Is it over seven years old legal? Despite a fire inand an extended closure, the structure still stands today, open to the public dgmaxion an environmental museum. And that aesthetic is appropriate when you consider the home was designed to be produced in the no-longer-in-use aircraft manufacturing plants abundant after World War II.
Nice food for thought, thanks! This is chhronofile wonderful question! 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. Cole Gerst InBuckminster Fuller began documenting his life in minute intervals. E-mails only provide info that leads to search … or research if you prefer.
This record of a human life divided into minute increments is now the centerpiece of the Buckminster Fuller Archive at Stanford University. It includes detailed notes and sketches, incoming and outgoing correspondence, and even minutiae like his dry cleaning bills. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. As mentioned, the app now has a provisional name and icon. 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.
Whether you keep it in paper or digital form, someone, someday is going to have to deal with it. Since his death, the Chronofile has ironically revealed how little chrnoofile his life story conformed to fact.
Do I love it? Decades before Vannevar Bush published chroofile ideas for a MemexBuckminster Fuller had started his lifelong project of documenting as much of his life as possible. But only two complete Dymaxion House prototypes were ever produced owing to the fact that Fuller was a perfectionist. But I do know why I keep them.
A canonical figure archiving his material for future scholars to use should not be compared to meticulously organized compulsive hoarders. That first link is tremendous! Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: And Kevin Kelly has written best about Lifelogging Cheers! A touch antiquated, but aligned with our document retention policies.
I decided to make myself a good case history of such a human being and it meant that I could not be judge of what was valid to put in or not. I am not strong enough to complete this task yet. The same applies to paper, and inexpensive high-speed document scanners make it easy to plow through mountains of accumulated paper. This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat Your comment has helped me rethink the way I store both physical and electronic information, and how much I really need to keep.
I keep doing it because the items in question do often come in handy to complete a task or make a repair, or to be re-used, or re-purposed.
However, it depends on space.
This habit has worked well for me. Fuller lost his job as president, and took to drinking. I delete fairly relentlessly. This practice has saved me untold amounts of both money and time.
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He has since been called an architect, an engineer, a philosopher, a designer, and much more. 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. Most of it goes. Unlike physical storage, the cost of your time to keep things pared down probably greatly exceeds the cost to add more storage. Fenner gives good free legal advice above……get rid of…. Maybe the things we have saved are things we should let go.
He actually had a child die due to bad living conditions. There is now a technology that will over come dymaxio of the problems of data rot.