The Filing Cabinet

Long before Google became the standard go-to place for information, the filing cabinet was hailed as a breakthrough in the history of storage. Scholars and critics have recently paid increasing attention to filing systems. As the concepts “information overload” and “information management” have evolved over time, so has the filing cabinet’s symbolism: “it illustrates the moment in which information gained an identity separate from knowledge, an instrumental identity critical to its accessibility” Read full article here

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