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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Ho many burned out webpages or old versions of files do you fight with daily because the world is not as organized as some individuals are. The round footprint of the home was built around a central mast supporting the roof, and the structure could easily collapse into its own central tube to be shipped long distances.

An entirely original and somewhat oddball design for which Fuller is known is the Dymaxion Car. I think how much space those files would physically take up if they were printed out is a moot point.

A 45-ton personal archive

E-mails only provide info that leads to search … or research if you prefer. In the same interview with PlayboyFuller commented on the his ultimate understanding of the potential significance of the individual. That first link is tremendous! I wonder, though, whether some things are actually detrimental to our happiness to keep.

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. I cannot foresee any reason why I would ever need anything but the tax return from so long ago.

For me, having lots of computer data, even in an organized manner, can be very annoying; additionally, it seems like clutter even though you do not see it. But now that historians have been able chronnofile start ddymaxion through his Chronofile, the records ironically reveal problems with his narratives:.


And a last note was to highlight that the article mentioned having digital files accessable. For example, I purge my experimental data after 5 years due to ethics committee rules.

This article about a biographical or autobiographical book whose subject was born in the United States is a stub. He created a very large scrapbook in which he documented his life every 15 minutes from to It’s a design challenge he started called The World Game. As mentioned, the app now has a provisional name and icon.

I have become quite interested in archiving digital information. It was basically a challenge for designers, architects, engineers to come up with ideas to further his thinking of helping the world.

He had two computers, and I will go through them and delete the information before I somehow recycle them. It includes detailed notes and sketches, incoming and outgoing correspondence, and even minutiae like his dry cleaning bills. However, this comes down to the question of where to store it, especially in this digital age.

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

The Dymaxion House chronofioe vaguely flying-saucer-ish, like something out of The Jetsons. I keep only material that has a foreseeable use, and try to keep it organized in a way that, if I get hit by a bus, my DH or other executor can figure out what is needed to clear things up. Only three were ever produced; a series of accidents prevented the vehicle from taking off. The house would have been affordable, transportable, and energy efficient.

InBuckminster Fuller began documenting his life in minute intervals.

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Timely, in that I finally attacked the work e-mail archive project just yesterday after 18 months of dodging the dreaded Outlook limit. 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. US patent in Yet how many of us genuinely need a reference collection of such volume? He saw people suffering, and he saw homelessness.


Getting rid of these things might be a cathartic and motivating experience. Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: The threshold for what counts chronofle work related vs.

This practice has saved me untold amounts of both money and time. If a tornado arrives, I can access everything as soon as I can get back online. In 45 years, I have regretted purging perhaps 4 or 5 items. The answer for me then is to keep only that one good shot and trash the others. Personally, going through and deleting unnecessary files would clutter my time up more than just keeping them.

That sort of manic activity reminds me of someone being bipolar and evidently he was prone to depression, at least the reactive kind. He knew technology would catch up with his ideas. If you expect to be able to access things in 10 or 20 years, a good and tested backup is imperative. With vhronofile or electronic clutter, I think items must be retrievable. Self chrohofile comes to play. It takes almost no effort at all.