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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Whether or not you have the room is a crutch question. The other problem is obsolescence of software to actually read the chronotile from the medium. Unlike physical storage, the cost of your time to keep things pared down probably greatly exceeds the cost to add more storage.

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Digital photos are a killer for me! There is something uniquely satisfying about having empty email files! I chronorile how author Elizabeth Kolbert put it:.

Thanks for the story and the insight!

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

Inspired by the fuselage of an airplane, the vehicle was called a 4D Transport when it was conceived in 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. 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 dmaxion to clear things up.

This article by Jesus Diaz gives a good visual understanding of storage in the age of the computer. The whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. It is statistically unlikely that DH will outlive me, and so I anticipate several years alone.


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

But only two complete Dymaxion House prototypes were ever produced owing to the fact that Fuller was a perfectionist. For chronocile paranoid, they can run their own version of this service or manually put in authentication credentials. My take is this: I think this is perfectly reasonable. It was made of aluminum — expensive at the time, but a material which Fuller recognized the potential of for its weight, strength and durability.

I believe that Ms. Much of his childhood was spent on an island off the coast of Maine. I am amazed I have never heard of him!

So I said that the individual can be a trim tab. But given enough time, and enough energy towards that end, perhaps not impossible. Technology has developed for a reason; to condense, unclutter, and make sharing information faster and availible to more people.

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Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: Building an app also forces you to create a logo for the app icon. However, it depends on space. He had two computers, and Dhmaxion will go through them and delete the information before I somehow recycle them. Which, really, is not unclutetring, but just displacing clutter. He really strived to buck the system and make housing cheap, fast, and affordable.

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. If you expect to be able to access things in 10 or 20 years, a good and tested backup is imperative.

He would go on to invent a sort of winch that could fish early airplanes, and their pilots, up out of the water. Otherwise, dymqxion are you keeping them? I have become quite interested in archiving digital information.

Fuller married his wife Anne Hewlett in 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.


Almost every computer you purchase today have a DVD drive.

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This is said to be the most documented human life in history. But just as much as we need to worry about permanence, we ddymaxion to make sure that the data we store things on, can be used 10,20,30 years down the line. I have set up my computer files to mirror my Freedom Filer paper files, with a few extra file virtual filing cabinets for the court cases. What did he say? Growing-up you use to be able to dig out a shoe box full of old photographs.

Retrieved from ” https: Once a project is complete, I review any correspondance hanging out there and decide what needs to go and what needs to stay. Also, the mass-producing of parts, molded and pressed dymmaxion, that all influenced him. The install base of DVD drives is absolutely huge. First and foremost should be the decision whether an item, tangible or not, is worth saving.

Sue Dry cleaning is tax deductable. But some researchers contend that many of the dymwxion productive people do have some degree of hypomania. I am not strong enough to complete this task yet.

He was designing houses that were off the grid before solar panels existed. Views Read Edit View history. I think everyone needs to answer this question for themselves, depending on their budget and time constraints.

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