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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all that technical expertise, and for what piece/abolish-silicon-valley

p,,,[ Audaciously taking its name from the shops it set out to displace and superfluous if not sinister in the actual service it purported to offer - a sort of glorified vending machine with facial recognition software - Bodega crystalllized the venality of the tech economy. All that technical ex...

—p.66 Disruption (65) by John Patrick Leary
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work as the acquisition of self

[...] Relentlessly busy, visionary, and creatively enterprising, speculating upon the future appreciation of one's present (educational and material) assets, the financially leavened-self treats work as a way to pursue one's purpose. Work as labor - exhausting, exploitative, but performed with an...

—p.17 Introduction (1) by John Patrick Leary
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the contested meaning of neoliberalism

"Noeliberalism" is sometimes used in a similar shorthand way - basically, to name everything bad about the contemporary world - and there is considerable disagreement about the term's meaning and scope. Some dismiss it as leftist jargon, meaningful in too many different ways to be useful. David H...

—p.13 Introduction (1) by John Patrick Leary
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an autonomous individual entrepreneur built from kindergarten

[...] Schools like Wework are ultimately invested in reproducing a kind of ideal personality suited to the alternately dystopian and Pollyana-ish mindset of today's US elite: an autonomous individual entrepreneur built from kindergarten, whose potential can only be realized in the struggle for we...

—p.10 Introduction (1) by John Patrick Leary
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Raymond Williams on hegemony

[...] "hegemony" shows us how the interests of a ruling class become the commonsense of others. Hegemony, he argues, comes to "depend for its hold not only on its expression of the interests of a ruling class but also on its acceptance as 'normal reality' or 'commonsense' by those in practice sub...

—p.5 Introduction (1) by John Patrick Leary
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are we living in a new stage of capitalism

[...] Are we living in a new stage of capitalism, though, or are today's digital technologies just a different version of our ancestors railroads and six-shooters, our Silicon Valley titans just the newest update to the ketchup and steel tycoons of an earlier, east-coast fantasy of wealth and opp...

—p.2 Introduction (1) by John Patrick Leary
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Austerity is never about the debt

As a predictable result, Greece's economy shrivelled, the debt-to-GDP ratio skyrocketed, and the political system began to fly apart. Obviously, the austerity agenda was never about paying off the unpayable debt. Austerity is never about paying off the debt. There is no such thing as 'expansionar...

Syriza: the denouement by Richard Seymour
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new callers are recruited at addiction recovery groups

[...] It’s a wonder that anybody manages to raise any money at all in the whole mad profession, let alone eke out a living.

Of course, management knows all this perfectly well. Gig economy jobs like this—designed to be temporary, ad hoc, offering little in the way of advancement, security, ove...

—p.110 Beggar’s Opera (106) missing author
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the ever-mythic specter of enlightened corporate political agency inspo/anti-capitalism

The logic of the corporate enclosure of the public sphere is truly a neoliberal wonder to behold. As our power elite steadfastly refuses to acknowledge any broader responsibilities or demands than the mandate to continue amassing ever greater quarterly returns, the rest of us meekly pantomime an ...

—p.103 The Century of Spin (92) missing author
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the ever-mythic specter of enlightened corporate political agency inspo/anti-capitalism

The logic of the corporate enclosure of the public sphere is truly a neoliberal wonder to behold. As our power elite steadfastly refuses to acknowledge any broader responsibilities or demands than the mandate to continue amassing ever greater quarterly returns, the rest of us meekly pantomime an ...

—p.103 The Century of Spin (92) missing author
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an impressive array of PR professionals piece/abolish-silicon-valley

[...] As digital monopolies steadily enclose whatever still remains of a public sphere, an impressive array of PR professionals have worked overtime to make it all sound liberating and democratic. Press releases gush out of all available servers, print articles and op-eds consistently reminding u...

—p.102 The Century of Spin (92) missing author
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when elites can no longer excuse their status

Behind all this frenetic policing of culturalized class authenticity is a deep and worsening contradiction at the heart of Anglo-American politics on the right. Modern conservatism on both sides of the Atlantic has frequently bedecked itself in an of-the-people rhetoric in the face of a range of ...

—p.83 A Different Class (78) missing author
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cynical and strategic deployment as cultural signifiers

[...] the only time the economic circumstances of the people become important is in their cynical and strategic deployment as cultural signifiers enabling the conspicuous display of a political leader’s putative earthiness.

—p.82 A Different Class (78) missing author
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a vocabulary for emancipation through the market

Exiting the social-democratic nightmare meant, in part, learning, and teaching, a new language. The socialistic shibboleths of “security,” “planning,” “economic democracy,” and “full employment” would have to be confronted and countered with new ideals of competition and entrepreneurship. People ...

—p.54 The Innovator’s Agenda (52) by John Patrick Leary
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directly bankrolling the publication of books

Also under Eisenhower, USIA sent hundreds of thousands of books overseas to USIS libraries, subsidizing the U.S. publishing industry in an effort to woo the world’s readers away from the lures of communism. USIA officials carefully vetted books to ensure that only those that supported official U....

—p.43 An American Tale (36) missing author
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where literature can help why/write

This leaves me with the thought that the problem and possibilities of the contemporary social novel are not exclusively tied to genre—i.e., they are not the classical problems of the novel, per se. They aren’t exactly the problems and possibilities offered by the familiar challenge of maintaining...

—p.34 Orphans of Dickens (24) missing author
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you’re supposed to thank the fumes

You’re supposed to thank the fumes. To be grateful for the toxic patch on the rail track. For the craquelure in the asphalt, seeping green— it reroutes you, proffers with each commute a forced adventure. Who’s to say what you’ll find in your course of avoidance? Ideally a willing stranger....

—p.35 [You're supposed to thank the fumes. To be grateful] (35) by Chris Lehmann
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wealth is a condition for privacy rights

Khiara Bridges—a law professor (also a professor of anthropology) at Boston University—takes the question of the constitutional rights of poor people one step further in her book The Poverty of Privacy Rights. Here, she makes the case that “wealth is a condition for privacy rights, and that, lack...

—p.77 Privatizing Poverty (74) missing author
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should this technology exist?

[...] Their research is another expression of Silicon Valley’s fake-it-til-you-make-it culture of denial and opportunism. Yet the outsize hype attached to these projects breeds problems of its own. Regardless of machine-learning “gaydar’s” efficacy, James Vincent wrote at The Verge, “if people be...

—p.133 Big Brother’s Blind Spot (126) missing author
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democracy dies also in a deluge of blindingly bright messages

Journalism, too, is in crisis amid the economic and technological riptides and judicial rulings that treat information as another commodity. The First Amendment rightly bars government from abridging “freedom of the press” because, as New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen notes, good...

—p.106 Speech Defects (92) missing author
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what will you do when the money from the paycheck is gone?

I had studied English because I wanted to be a writer. I never had an expectation of becoming rich. I didn’t care about money. [...] Once I could no longer delay and the payments began, a question echoed through my head from the moment the day began, and often jolted me awake at night. I would lo...

—p.86 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me (82) missing author
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we were nothing to these companies

After the dust settled on the collapse of the economy, on my family’s lives, we found ourselves in an impossible situation: we owed more each month than we could collectively pay. And so we wrote letters to Citibank’s mysterious P.O. Box address in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, begging for help, let...

—p.85 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me (82) missing author
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what will you do when the money from the paycheck is gone?

I had studied English because I wanted to be a writer. I never had an expectation of becoming rich. I didn’t care about money. [...] Once I could no longer delay and the payments began, a question echoed through my head from the moment the day began, and often jolted me awake at night. I would lo...

—p.86 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me (82) missing author
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we were nothing to these companies

After the dust settled on the collapse of the economy, on my family’s lives, we found ourselves in an impossible situation: we owed more each month than we could collectively pay. And so we wrote letters to Citibank’s mysterious P.O. Box address in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, begging for help, let...

—p.85 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me (82) missing author
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the problem runs deeper than blame

[...] College, which cost roughly $50,000 a year, was the only time that money did not seem to matter. “We’ll find a way to pay for it,” my parents said repeatedly, and if we couldn’t pay for it immediately, there was always a bank somewhere willing to give us a loan. This was true even after my ...

—p.84 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me (82) missing author