About a month ago, I came across a video of Jerry Gretzinger and "The Map". A beautiful mini documentary telling the story of the evolution of Jerry's world, from a basic drawing on an A4 piece of paper, to countless records and archives - all originating from a single deck of cards.
It was a very thought-provoking video. Some parallels can be drawn from this to architecture, but I need to think about it a little bit more and come back with a structured analysis of it all.
It's on the cards.