Rolodex

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A Rolodex is a rotating file device used to store business contact information.wikipedia
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Personal organizer

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The name rolodex has become somewhat genericized for any personal organizer performing this function, or as a metonym for the sum total of an individual's accumulated business contacts.
It is related to the separate desktop stationery items that have one or more of the same functions, such as appointment calendars, rolodexes, notebooks, and almanacs.

Index card

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The Rolodex holds specially shaped index cards; the user writes or types the contact information for one person or company onto each card.
Rolodex

Arnold Neustadter

The Rolodex was invented in 1956, by the Danish engineer Hildaur Neilsen, the chief engineer of Arnold Neustadter's company Zephyr American, a stationery manufacturer in New York.
With Danish engineer Hildaur Neilson, he invented the Rolodex desktop rotating card file and other office equipment.

Portmanteau

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Its name is a portmanteau of the words rolling and index.

Business card

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Some users tape the contact's business card directly to the Rolodex index card, or a plastic or vinyl sleeve in the shape of a Rolodex card to place the business card within.

Generic trademark

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The name rolodex has become somewhat genericized for any personal organizer performing this function, or as a metonym for the sum total of an individual's accumulated business contacts.

Metonymy

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The name rolodex has become somewhat genericized for any personal organizer performing this function, or as a metonym for the sum total of an individual's accumulated business contacts.

HyperCard

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Cards hold data, just as they would in a Rolodex card-filing device.

1971 Islip 250

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At the time, Islip Speedway had a scoring system that looked like a Rolodex card system that would flip down cards with minutes (with numbers from 00 to 99) and seconds (with numbers from 00 to 59) on them.

Bidding box

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The 35 bid cards are cut with tabs (as in a rolodex) and arranged in a staggered fashion so that any desired bid can be easily removed and placed on the table.

Column-oriented DBMS

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This matches the common use-case where the system is attempting to retrieve information about a particular object, say the contact information for a user in a rolodex system, or product information for an online shopping system.

Terry McAuliffe

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He also credited his ties to former congressmen Dick Gephardt and Tony Coelho, his Rolodex of 5,000-plus names, and his ability to personally relate to people.

Palm Desktop

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Contacts, analogous to index cards in a Rolodex card file or address book

Heavy Competition

Dwight asks for a truce and offers to take Michael and his employees out to lunch; Dwight does not go to the restaurant and instead sneaks into the empty Michael Scott Paper Company office and steals everything on Michael's desk, including his Rolodex contact list, and places a dead fish in the air conditioning vent.

RCFile

This matches use-cases where the system is attempting to retrieve all the information about a particular object, say the full information about one contact in a rolodex system, or the complete information about one product in an online shopping system.

IOS

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With the introduction of iOS 9, the application switcher received a significant visual change; whilst still retaining the card metaphor introduced in iOS 7, the application icon is smaller, and appears above the screenshot (which is now larger, due to the removal of "Recent and Favorite Contacts"), and each application "card" overlaps the other, forming a rolodex effect as the user scrolls.

Krzysztof Bartnicki

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Bartnicki also translated Finnegans Wake into a rotary business card holder (Finnegans Meet, with Marcin Szmandra, 2015) and into a musical cryptogram (Da Capo al Finne, 2012).

Reverend Lovejoy

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He maintains two rolodexes – one for Christians, and one for non-Christians.

Sander

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Flap sander or sanding flap wheel: A sanding attachment shaped like a Rolodex and used on a hand-held drill or mounted on a bench grinder for finishing curved surfaces.

Mutoscope

The Mutoscope
Rather than being bound into a booklet, the cards were attached to a circular core, rather like a huge Rolodex.