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ID 4613504
Author(s) Krajewski, Markus
Author(s) at UniBasel Krajewski, Markus
Year 2020
Title Card
Editor(s) Beyes, Timon; Holt, Robin; Pias, Claus
Book title The Oxford handbook of media, technology, and organization studies
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford
Pages 68-83
ISSN/ISBN 978-0-19-880991-3
Keywords Technology, Media, Organization, Material, Materiality, tools, process, skill, technological, agency
Abstract Cards in all their varieties played a crucial role in pre-digital information processing and were only partially replaced at the start of the twenty-first century. Starting with Conrad Gessner’s early use of cards and catalogues as bibliographical compiling tools, this chapter takes a closer look at the distinguishing features of these allegedly antiquated information carriers, which functioned as handheld representatives, manageable paper-based proxies, or paper personae. Be it index cards, visiting cards, or even playing cards: they afford not only the organization of information, but also mobility, portability, flexibility, modularity, representativity, transitivity, manageability, updateability, legibility, and combinability.
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198809913.013.6

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