A Rolodex is a rotating file device used to store business contact information (the name is a portmanteau word of rolling and index) currently manufactured by Newell Rubbermaid. The Rolodex holds specially shaped index cards; the user writes the contact information for one person or company on each card. The cards are notched to be able to be snapped in and out of the rotating spindle. Many users avoid the effort of writing by taping 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. Some companies have produced business cards in the shape of Rolodex cards, as a marketing idea.
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  • Don't Let Your Marketing Technology Become a Horror Story

    …—ancient sales and marketing tools—and how far we've come. Think back to the 1980s... Fax machines were the height of advanced office technology. Road warriors did not have cell phones, and they carried all their contacts in their personal Rolodexes. We didn't get on-premise CRM software until the 1990s. We didn't have email until the 1990s…

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