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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Facebook and manufacturing consent

Control and ownership are not the same. Some people propose a capitalist-market solution to data harvesting and surveillance, which is that people should ‘own’ their data and be paid a tiny amount for surrendering it to a company. This is a complete red herring and won’t solve any practical probl...

—p.84 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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Richard Stallman on state restaurants

As I understand the term capitalism, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there are quasi-monopolies or oligopolies that politically dominate the world. I do condemn the current system of plutocracy very strongly. When I talk about capitalism, I mean private business. There is a difference between th...

—p.84 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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free software combines capitalist, socialist and anarchist ideas

[...] For instance, the cameras on the street that recognize licence plates, and maybe now faces—we can’t block that by insisting on free software on our computers. The only protection against that kind of surveillance is political. We need to demand, and campaign for parties that will protect ou...

—p.82 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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open source is an amoral, depoliticized substitute

You’ve argued that this foregrounding of freedom radically differentiates your movement from so-called ‘open source’, which started later.

Open source is an amoral, depoliticized substitute for the free-software movement. It was explicitly started with that intent. It was a reaction campaign...

—p.78 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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the program controls the users

What’s your definition of free software?

Free software is software that respects users’ freedom and community. It’s not about price. It’s libre, not gratis. With any program, there are two possibilities: either the users control the program, or the program controls the users. When the users ...

—p.78 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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setting up a police state inside the computer

The community needs the technology—you can’t have a community in which software-sharing is your way of life unless you’ve got free software to do everything. The point is, the software had the purpose of making the community possible. But part of the idea was that I wanted everyone to be part of ...

—p.76 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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I basically had nothing else

Many did, but the others basically got worn down, and eventually gave in. Over the period of the seventies, the spirit of resistance got worn down in others, whereas it got strengthened in me.

How do you explain that?

I don’t know. I guess I had found something worth being loyal to, and I...

—p.73 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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we just cancelled the shutdown

Our way of dealing with kids coming in over Arpanet was to socialize them. We all participated in that. For example, there was a command you could type to tell the system to shut down in five minutes. The kids sometimes did that, and when they did we just cancelled the shutdown. They were amazed....

—p.71 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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a few who are the masters

[...] when people share a computer, either they do so as a community, where they trust each other and resolve disputes, or it’s run like a police state, where there are a few who are the masters, who exercise total power over everyone else.

—p.71 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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like people who had to obey all the time

[...] I was inspired by the attitude at the MITAI Lab, where the hackers said: ‘We’re not going to let the administrators tell us how to do things; we’re going to work on what they need, but we will decide how; and we won’t let them implement computer security to restrict us with.’ This was a con...

—p.70 Talking to the Mailman (69) by Richard M. Stallman
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aporia

Gramsci was a great Communist leader, but an uncertain Marxist. To demonstrate the aporia of his ideas of hegemony, Althusser drew an equation

—p.64 An Afternoon with Althusser (59) by Louis Althusser
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arrant

arrantly anti-Soviet in private

—p.61 An Afternoon with Althusser (59) by Louis Althusser
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neoliberal capitalism suffers from a problem of demand

An accumulation regime fosters capital accumulation through three channels: it enables a high profit rate, fosters the growth of total demand and creates conditions of stability and predictability for future-oriented investment. A structural crisis begins when the institutions of the regime no lo...

—p.45 US Recovery? (29) by David M. Kotz
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Say's Law

the long-discredited Say’s Law that supply creates its own demand—that is, weak total demand is never a constraint on economic growth

—p.38 US Recovery? (29) by David M. Kotz
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neoliberalism was a regime change in capitalism

The shift that began around 1979 was not just a change in economic policies—it was a regime change in capitalism. Both forms of capitalism, regulated and neoliberal, had a relatively coherent institutional structure, supported by a distinctive world outlook and associated with a particular form o...

—p.31 US Recovery? (29) by David M. Kotz
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ecumenicism

It sets out as an ecumenical rallying force, embracing left-wing social democrats

on Aufstehen

—p.25 The New Sweden (5) by Göran Therborn
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somnolent

the reorganization of the long-somnolent Stockholm Stock Exchange

very pretty

—p.8 The New Sweden (5) by Göran Therborn
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