I like this episode, it’s not like I have been trying to study this exact topic for the past 2 years now ;).
In all seriousness, you basically danced around about a dozen or so multi-hour discussions that are still being debated. The sad part about my experience thus far is that NO ONE is willing to make a concrete decision on the HOW to do things. There are general principles that will guide you to do the correct action but it is maddening for me to ask for an example of how things work and the school tells you “lol get an internship to find out.”
If anyone here wants to do the legit things I have studied let me know to be happy to share the lessons learned to improve the overall education about the field. While there are a bunch of experts focusing on paper and tangible items, the digital world is wide open and needs a few champions to guide the decisions that are needed.
In the meantime, if anyone has old computer hardware for me to build a bit curator box that would be awesome if you can send it my way.
The Dymaxion Chronofile is Buckminster Fuller’s attempt to document his life as completely as possible. He created a very large scrapbook in which he documented his life every 15 minutes from 1920 to 1983. The scrapbook contains copies of all correspondence, bills, notes, sketches, and clippings from newspapers. The total collection is estimated to be 270 feet (80 m) worth of paper. This is said to be the most documented human life in history.
Fuller’s Chronofile contains over 140,000 pieces of paper, as well as 64,000 feet of film, 1,500 hours of audio tape, and 300 hours of video recordings. The Chronofile is cross-referenced alphabetically using 13,500 5x8 inch index cards. Photos from Fuller’s childhood from age four were added retrospectively.
At a low point in his life at age 32, when considering suicide, Fuller reviewed his Chronofile to that date and concluded that he had been most effective when his efforts were on the behalf of others and resolved to focus his future work toward “all humanity”.