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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But more importantly, this week I improved cchronofile 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. So ruminate if you will, but realize your brain works without a computer … works very well indeed.

If you expect to be able to access things in 10 or 20 years, a good and tested backup is imperative. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Chronofilr has developed for a reason; to condense, rymaxion, and make sharing information faster and availible to more people.

Which, really, is not unclutetring, but just displacing clutter. Many hoarders keep stuff out of anxiety that they might need it someday. If somebody kept a dhmaxion 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.

Beyond that, the company he founded with his father-in-law, Stockade Building Systems, failed to turn a profit and shuttered. I decided to make myself a good case history of such a human being and cjronofile meant that I could not be judge of what was valid to put in or not.

As long as we have tools that enable us to easily organize and manage our ever-expanding personal digital records, should we really worry about the overall size? 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.


InBuckminster Fuller began documenting his life in minute intervals. As mentioned, the app now has a provisional name and icon. What did he say? Fuller is dyaxion best known for the popularization of the geodesic dome, a term he coined for dymaxipn spherical architectural oddity.

I think this is perfectly reasonable.

A 45-ton personal archive

Digital data has several problems data rot being the major problem with the physical medium, obsolescence and the physical degradation of the medium. Much of his childhood was spent on an island off the coast of Maine. Retrieved from ” https: Personally, going through and deleting unnecessary files would clutter my time up more than just keeping them.

But some researchers contend that many of the most productive people do have some degree of hypomania. Ddymaxion practice has saved me untold amounts of both money and time. I must put everything in, so I started a very rigorous record. I wonder, though, whether some things are actually detrimental to our happiness to keep.

A ton personal archive

He was designing houses that were off the grid before solar panels existed. I took a deep breath, and proceeded to shred my bank statements and checks from — without scanning them first. Unlike embedded Google Maps, it uses webgl so it can do things like smooth zooming and GPU-based animations and layering. It is statistically fymaxion that DH will outlive me, and so I anticipate several years alone. In 45 years, I have regretted purging perhaps 4 or 5 items.

He really strived to buck the system and make housing cheap, fast, and affordable. Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: For the paranoid, they can run their own version of this service or manually put in authentication credentials. Ydmaxion aggregate, the collection weighed 45 tons. I think everyone needs to answer this question for themselves, depending on their budget and time constraints. An entirely original and somewhat oddball design for which Fuller is known is the Dymaxion Car.

Only three were ever produced; a series of accidents prevented the vehicle from taking off. Is it over seven years old legal?

And Kevin Kelly has written best about Lifelogging Cheers! But now that historians have been able to start combing through his Chronofile, the records ironically reveal problems with his narratives:.


It takes almost no effort at all. I am not strong enough to complete this task yet. This record of a human life divided into minute increments is now the centerpiece of the Buckminster Fuller Archive at Stanford University. And thus, Fuller resolved to embark upon “an experiment, to find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.

I keep only material that has a foreseeable use, and try to chronlfile 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. Buying a dyjaxion harddrive dispells energy and environmental impact as does throwing out the smaller information storage pieces.

He created a very large scrapbook in which he documented his life every 15 minutes from to As for organizing and filing for referance later and being able to serch for it, a chronofile works by when it happened, I file most things that way, I have be calling it archaeology filing, how far down the stack do I need to go to find it, with computers just sort by date modified, I use the date and time and name for naming files now.

As a lawyer, I would suggest you consider whether you would wish to have to supply it in response to a subpoena. 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. 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.

Unlike physical storage, fymaxion cost of your time to keep things pared down probably greatly exceeds the cost to add more storage. Digital photos are a killer for me!