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Episode 1342

A history of the filing cabinet / Craig Robertson

May 25 2021

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Craig Robertson

Hierarchy, division and filing cabinets at the dawn of the information age.

Media studies scholar Craig Robertson on the filing cabinet's work at the dawn of 20th century capitalism, the consequences of a logic centered around division and efficiency, and his book The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information from University of Minnesota Press.