How the Index Card Cataloged the World

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Forty years ago, Michel Foucault observed in a footnote that, curiously, historians had neglected the invention of the card. The book was Discipline and Punish, which explores the relationship between knowledge and power. The card was a turning point, Foucault believed, in the relationship between power and technology.

— Read on www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/how-the-index-card-catalogued-the-world/547271/

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