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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where corporations go to pick up their free cash

It’s clear from all these accounts of the sensibly pragmatic exercise of power in Washington that the “center” is where corporations go to pick up their free cash. But at least there are no extremists at that center. [...]

—p.358 Party of None: Barack Obama's Annoying Journey to the Center of Belonging (339) by Chris Bray
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something more ambitious than bug-management

[...] Following the open source model, citizens are invited to find bugs in the system, not to ask whether the system’s goals are right to begin with. That politics can aspire to something more ambitious than bug-management is not an insight that ...

—p.275 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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the largest possible tent for the movement

“Open” allowed O’Reilly to build the largest possible tent for the movement. The language of economics was less alienating than Stallman’s language of ethics; “openness” was the kind of multipurpose term that allowed one to look political while ad...

—p.254 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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the largest possible tent for the movement

“Open” allowed O’Reilly to build the largest possible tent for the movement. The language of economics was less alienating than Stallman’s language of ethics; “openness” was the kind of multipurpose term that allowed one to look political while ad...

—p.254 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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Stallman’s obsession with licenses

To weaken Stallman’s position, O’Reilly had to show that the free software movement was fighting a pointless, stupid war: the advent of the Internet made Stallman’s obsession with licenses obsolete. There was a fair amount of semantic manipulation...

—p.252 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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the freedom of the producer

So what did matter about open source? Not “freedom”—at least not in Stallman’s sense of the word. O’Reilly cared for only one type of freedom: the freedom of developers to distribute software on whatever terms they fancied. This was the freedom of...

—p.251 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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open source software as a rebranding exercise

It was the growing popularity of “open source software” that turned O’Reilly into a national (and, at least in geek circles, international) figure. “Open source software” was also the first major rebranding exercise overseen by Team O’Reilly. This...

—p.247 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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Tim O'Reilly's political persuasions

[...] On first impression, O’Reilly seems like a much-needed voice of reason—even of civic spirit—in the shallow and ruthless paradise-ghetto that is Silicon Valley. Compared to ultra-libertarian technology mavens like Peter Thiel and Kevin Kelly,...

—p.244 The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's Crazy Talk (241) by Evgeny Morozov
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decent practical advice on LinkedIn

Every once in awhile, though, you’ll run across some decent practical advice on LinkedIn. A post about avoiding frequent-flier miles scams—another one of LinkedIn’s top “influencer” posts of all time—has some unwittingly trenchant advice for aspir...

—p.238 All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go (227) by Ann Friedman
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peroration

such perorations are like the incantation of a devotional prayer: they call down the mercies of a remote techno-deity in order to ritually cleanse the grubbier aspirations of the business-strategizing, keynote-speaking class

—p.234 All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go (227) default author
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anodyne

a weirdly totalizing kind of centrism: keep your political ideas as anodyne as your business aphorisms

—p.232 All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go (227) default author
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there are a lot of barriers women face

I asked the two women if they had heard of Lean In. Randall said she had seen a couple of Sandberg’s TV appearances, but didn’t quite understand the message. I told her that Lean In argues that women need to break down “internal obstacles” within ...

—p.225 Facebook Feminism, Like It or Not (199) by Susan Faludi
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there are a lot of barriers women face

I asked the two women if they had heard of Lean In. Randall said she had seen a couple of Sandberg’s TV appearances, but didn’t quite understand the message. I told her that Lean In argues that women need to break down “internal obstacles” within ...

—p.225 Facebook Feminism, Like It or Not (199) by Susan Faludi
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the post-meltdown American scene

Amid the smoldering ruin of the post-meltdown American scene, the popular mind now sees one last means of ascending the ladder of social mobility: obtaining a four-year college degree. As more and more rush to climb it, scarcity sets in, and tuiti...

—p.183 Adam Wheeler Went to Harvard (171) by Jim Newell
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the admissions office’s carefully maintained scarcity

[...] He bought into Harvard’s great enabling social myth at face value: the notion that twenty-first-century meritocratic advancement is available to all through the procurement of a college diploma. Like any rational economic actor, he sought to...

—p.177 Adam Wheeler Went to Harvard (171) by Jim Newell
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the ultimate service-economy fantasy

Like the most loyal and dedicated refugees from Downton Abbey, every one of the series’ cooks and chauffeurs and security guards and assistants demonstrates polite restraint and obedient discretion in Christian and Anastasia’s presence. Every care...

—p.166 Fifty Shades of Late Capitalism (161) by Heather Havrilesky
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the money shot

Fifty Shades of Grey follows this long history of class ascendancy via feminine wiles, but does so cleverly disguised as an edgy modern bodice-ripper. Forget that E. L. James’s three-book series captures the intricacies of BDSM about as effectivel...

—p.161 Fifty Shades of Late Capitalism (161) by Heather Havrilesky
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a global low-wage, nonunion labor force

Crystal Bridges is a sleek “starchitect”-designed facility—two armadillo-like structures connected by galleries around a reflecting pool—where visitors can admire the apparently bottomless self-regard of a retail colossus made fat on a global low-...

—p.130 Hoard d'Oeuvres: Art of the 1 Percent (123) by Rhonda Lieberman
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let them eat art

[...] “Corporations see a vibrant cultural landscape as a magnet for talent,” goes the thinking behind Kansas City’s vibrancy, according to one report; it’s “almost as vital for drawing good workers as more-traditional benefits like retirement pla...

—p.116 Dead End on Shakin' Street (109) by Thomas Frank
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the neoliberal choice

But the neoliberal choice has been effective in depoliticizing labor and overdetermining the future. Economically, the growth of armies, police, and private security services amounts to dead weight. It’s possible, in fact, that the very dead weigh...

—p.88 Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit (75) by David Graeber