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Ron M. (talk) 17:25, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

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The invention of the index card was one of the critical technological inventions of history, so we sorely need a history section! One place to start is mental_floss (Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix.) The blog links to Keeping Tabs: The history of an Information Age metaphor. (As a bonus, write now its Today's Top Stories links to Technology Review's article of Friday, February 06, 2009: Who's Messing with Wikipedia? Well, for one, I am. My bias is for the artillery officer once credited with inventing the index card to receive, at the very least, honorable mention. Pawyilee (talk) 05:30, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Indeed. And the relationship between index cards and modern database development... Johnny Squeaky (talk) 21:47, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

More History, With A CitationEdit

Staffan Mueller-Wille's research on Linnaeus's use of writing technologies [1] forms the basis of recent articles that assert Linnaeus invented the index card. The "working" paper is titled: "Indexing Nature: Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) and His Fact-Gathering Strategies" [2]. The date of his invention seems to have been around 1760. Ron M. (talk) 17:25, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


Note cardEdit

A search for note card did not link here.

I was looking for the metric equivalent of a 3"x5" file card G. Robert Shiplett 00:04, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

About Russian usageEdit

They are virtually unknown in Russia and other former Soviet Union countries.

I don't believe it's true.

Granted index cards are not in general public use in Russia, but they are used in libraries and archives and such. Many institutions still do not have their archives digitized enough for people to never actually use those index card boxes. This "serious" usage is likely the reason there is not much variety of colors of index cards in Russia.

Most people have to visit some library during school or university years. And I believe I've even seen a couple of boxes in homes of people who are serious about academia.

Exactly the reason I came by this article was I wanted to check if index cards mentioned across many English information management books are the same ones that are used in libraries I've visited. Turns out they are. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:09, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

I removed this strange statement. Index cards were (and still are) used everywhere. F.ex. check this link (in Russian) Y2000 (talk) 17:45, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
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