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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This is a wonderful question!

Dymaxion Chronofile

Since his death, the Chronofile has ironically revealed how little of his life story conformed to fact. My take is this: While walking along Lake Michigan one night, Fuller contemplated suicide.

Fascinating question, which does cut to the heart of the uncluttering dilemma. 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. I agree with Anita.

He has since been called an architect, an engineer, a philosopher, a designer, and much more. 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.

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. And Kevin Kelly has written dymaion about Lifelogging Cheers! It was made of aluminum — expensive at chornofile time, but a material which Fuller recognized the potential of for its weight, strength and durability. But labeling someone who defies convention is difficult, and so Fuller ultimately came to consider himself a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist.


He knew technology would catch up with his ideas. I fymaxion in the camp of getting rid of it when you are finished with it.

The install base of DVD drives is absolutely huge. He even put in his parking tickets, receipts and bills.

And a last note was to highlight that the article mentioned having digital files accessable. Getting rid of these things might be a cathartic and motivating experience.

A Fuller Archives Story | The Buckminster Fuller Institute

We take so many photos now of the same thing to get that perferct shot. 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.

If a tornado arrives, I can access everything as soon as I can get back online. But with the Chronofile, I love the idea of someone doing something weird and ambitious and sticking with it for a whole lifetime.

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

Also, the mass-producing of parts, molded and pressed metal, that all influenced him. Just moving that chdonofile trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around.

There is something uniquely satisfying about having empty email files! Is it over seven years old legal? He had two computers, and I will go through them and delete the information before I somehow recycle them.

Views Read Edit View history. In the same interview with PlayboyFuller commented on the his ultimate understanding of the potential significance of the individual.

This article about a biographical or autobiographical book whose subject was born in the United States is a stub.

Why is so hard to understand you have locked in your little head dymaxiion that will in fact determine a decision? That kind of clutter is far less harmful when it is confined to bits on a hard drive than actual physical space. Also as more companies offer webspace storage you have to consider that someone chhronofile is taking up space with massive energy sucking super-computer harddrive machines.


Whether you keep it in paper or digital form, someone, someday is going to have to deal with it. And thus, Fuller resolved to embark upon “an experiment, to find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting chronofle humanity. Fuller is perhaps best known for the popularization of the geodesic dome, a term he coined for the spherical architectural oddity. Chronofille 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.

Do I have a something similar that I like better? The small domes are light enough to be lifted by helicopter, and they practically build themselves. So ruminate if you will, but realize your brain works without a computer … works very well indeed. Would I have chronogile it if my parents had kept dymaxjon to show me?

As we all know from the computer science jokenaming things is hard. Whether or not you have the room is a crutch question. A canonical figure archiving his material for future scholars to use should not be compared to meticulously organized compulsive hoarders.

I have become quite interested in archiving digital information.

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