Container-less Content? Not in This Digital Age.
A rebuilt set was 40 times larger and was still inadequate for the sprawling work in progress. James Murray called the room housing this vast assemblage of pigeon holes, slips, and lexicographic effort "the Scriptorium." In a sense the Scriptorium embodied the OED, known as the New English Dictionary until 1895. If we can say a book is as much an "information architecture" as an object, then the sequence of stapled slips, scrawled definitions, folders, and pigeon holes is such an information architecture, literally, for the dictionary.