Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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the utility of the gig economy

The utility and practicability of these gig economy companies is hard to discern, given that many of them own nothing other than a platform. Aside from the initial capital needed, what is to prevent a group of taxi drivers from creating their own worker co-op and building an app just like Uber - ...

—p.175 The smartphone (160) by Keith A. Spencer
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very sophisticated in preventative labor relations topic / silicon-valley

Back in 1983, an Associated Press article titled 'Labor Unions Are Absent in Silicon Valley' painted a bleak picture of labor in the tech goldmines that is equally true today. [...] The writers quote a labor lawyer who comments that 'the Valley is union free because its companies are very sophist...

—p.79 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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the professional-managerial class in Silicon Valley misc / mistakes topic / silicon-valley

In terms of the white-collar employees of Silicon Valley, their lack of labor unions is to be expected. Because their wages are comparatively higher, white collar professionals are historically less likely to see themselves as part of an oppressed class of laborers whose work makes money for weal...

—p.72 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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contract laborers in Silicon Valley topic / contractors topic / silicon-valley

Today, too, Silicon Valley is a highly segregated place - at least, when you compare the professional class to other categories of workers. The contract workers who make up its service sector are more likely to be Hispanic: 'While eight percent of direct-hire workers in the tech industry are Hisp...

—p.74 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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Microsoft's attitude towards open source in the age of SaaS topic / open-source

[...] It used to be that software was something you installed on your machine; now, many software-makers have moved towards software as a service (SaaS), which involves accessing software through one's browser, without having to install anything. [...] companies like Microsoft can now 'leverage t...

—p.71 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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Microsoft's innovation topic / silicon-valley

IBM was rushing the production of their IBM-PC, and was in a hurry to find a suitable operating system for it. After negotiations with another company fell through, IBM turned to Microsoft's Bill Gates, who bluffed his way through negotiations with IBM management about having an operating system ...

—p.60 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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Microsoft's innovation topic / silicon-valley

IBM was rushing the production of their IBM-PC, and was in a hurry to find a suitable operating system for it. After negotiations with another company fell through, IBM turned to Microsoft's Bill Gates, who bluffed his way through negotiations with IBM management about having an operating system ...

—p.60 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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the pretty people are taking over topic / silicon-valley

[...] Tech writer Jon Evans wrote a eulogy for the Silicon Valley of yesteryear, in which he lamented that:

The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked; needed to take them apart, make th...

—p.55 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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the pretty people are taking over topic / silicon-valley

[...] Tech writer Jon Evans wrote a eulogy for the Silicon Valley of yesteryear, in which he lamented that:

The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked; needed to take them apart, make th...

—p.55 Tech 1.0: before the Internet (54) by Keith A. Spencer
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entrepreneurial students and Stanford faculty topic / silicon-valley

In short, the federal money that poured into Silicon Valley was due to a fear of Soviet domination in science and engineering. In the same manner, that fear led to massive increases in defense and science budgets in the United States in the postwar years. Noticing these trends, the engineering de...

—p.43 From shellmounds to microchips (29) by Keith A. Spencer
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entrepreneurial students and Stanford faculty topic / silicon-valley

In short, the federal money that poured into Silicon Valley was due to a fear of Soviet domination in science and engineering. In the same manner, that fear led to massive increases in defense and science budgets in the United States in the postwar years. Noticing these trends, the engineering de...

—p.43 From shellmounds to microchips (29) by Keith A. Spencer
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extirpate

much of the plant and animal life has been extirpated to make way for Western civilization

—p.35 From shellmounds to microchips (29) by Keith A. Spencer
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technology is a system of thinking

Nowadays, the idea of technology is tied to a notion of progress. We all take for granted that technology exists on a scale of constant improvement and reinvention: we must cast aside old technologies in favor of consuming new ones; those with better technology are more advanced than those with l...

—p.31 From shellmounds to microchips (29) by Keith A. Spencer
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technology is a system of thinking

Nowadays, the idea of technology is tied to a notion of progress. We all take for granted that technology exists on a scale of constant improvement and reinvention: we must cast aside old technologies in favor of consuming new ones; those with better technology are more advanced than those with l...

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the vast wealth of Silicon Valley topic / silicon-valley

The vast wealth of Silicon Valley - the $100,000 Teslas that zip up and down the freeways, the walled-off estates of the tech titans, the exclusive parties and the expensive restaurants - all of these do not exist because a few smart whiz kids had an idea that they turned into an app. They exist ...

—p.28 A trip around Silicon Valley (16) by Keith A. Spencer
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the vast wealth of Silicon Valley topic / silicon-valley

The vast wealth of Silicon Valley - the $100,000 Teslas that zip up and down the freeways, the walled-off estates of the tech titans, the exclusive parties and the expensive restaurants - all of these do not exist because a few smart whiz kids had an idea that they turned into an app. They exist ...

—p.28 A trip around Silicon Valley (16) by Keith A. Spencer
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full-time Google employees doing the same thing as contractors topic / contractors

Google uses contract labor, in a manner similar to Amazon; to save money on labor by making employees as disposable as possible. 'People would be asked to leave at a day's notice,' said Danielle. 'We were employed through a subcontractor company and they reserved the right to terminate at any tim...

—p.27 A trip around Silicon Valley (16) by Keith A. Spencer
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