It gets its name from James Farley, Franklin Roosevelt's campaign manager:
>> A bad memory is not a great asset in politics, so Jim Farley devised a clever remedy: he kept an index card of every person that Roosevelt met, and recorded the names of spouses, children, hobbies, education, place of employment—any personal information that you could reasonably expect a "good friend" to remember. If Roosevelt returned to the same area, Farley would hand him the index cards of everyone he might meet. << 
In Rome, they had slaves for this sort of thing, called Nomenclators . Their duty was to remind their master of people he had met earlier.
 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farley_File
 : https://markmilliorn.blogspot.in/2015/05/who-are-you.html
 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomenclator_(nomenclature)
Are there any details what he recorded? It seems to be more than just the contact information:
> One Kissinger card mentions the time when Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in June 1995. “He is not to be referenced as Sir Henry as he is an American,’’ the card said, with the word “not” underlined for emphasis.
D Rockefeller was a very immoral and amoral, borderline treasonous man.
>That "missing" proposal was called the “Titles of Nobility Amendment” (or TONA). It sought to ban any American citizen from receiving any foreign title of nobility or receiving foreign favors, such as a pension, without congressional approval. The penalty was loss of citizenship.
Meeting people doesn't neccessarly mean he know them all personaly, or had more then a handful encounters with them. Like if you have a big company-meeting with dozen on dozen relevant people, it's quite normal to go around and exchange contact-information, talk a bit, and never meet again or use the contact-info.
I'd imagine doing that one could have substantive somewhat personal meetings with 25-50 people or more on an average working day. Not to mention larger gatherings, speaking to groups, a day spent in the halls of a legislature, or similar.
 Bill Gates note: see data base for add'l entries
 Gerald Ford note: See Rolodex Card
Non paywal link for fellow HNs https://outline.com/cDXZDm
Is there another workaround? I'm curious to see the slide show. I like index cards myself. Can anyone post just the slideshow?
If there wasn't a difference then why bother with the bookmarklet?
In August 2015, Rockefeller staffers tossed the oversize Rolodex machine
custom-built Rolodex machine that stored about 200,000 3-by-5-inch cards
They [cards] now nearly fill a wall of filing cabinet