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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.

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(verb) to give a false impression of / (verb) to present an appearance not in agreement with / (verb) to show (something) to be false or wrong / (verb) to run counter to; contradict / (verb) disguise

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The notion that computers demonstrate capitalism's creativity is finally belied by the computer's history.

Technofatalism and the future--is a world without Foxconn even possible? (15) default author
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The notion that computers demonstrate capitalism's creativity is finally belied by the computer's history.

—p.37 Technofatalism and the future--is a world without Foxconn even possible? (15) default author
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having many varied parts or aspects; multifaceted

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the multifarious forms of structural and physical violence that come with inequality

What inequality does to people (73) default author
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the multifarious forms of structural and physical violence that come with inequality

—p.82 What inequality does to people (73) default author
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in conservation or energy economics: the reduction in expected gains from new technologies that increase the efficiency of resource use, because of behavioral or other systemic responses (aka the Jevons Paradox; named after William Stanley Jevons, who studied the consumption of coal after steam engines were made more efficient in 1865)

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the 'Jevons Paradox' (often known nowadays as the 'rebound effect') has been observed again and again with every subsequent major technology

Ever greater impact, ever less benefit: high-tech capital's mysterious lack of growth (111) default author
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the 'Jevons Paradox' (often known nowadays as the 'rebound effect') has been observed again and again with every subsequent major technology

—p.111 Ever greater impact, ever less benefit: high-tech capital's mysterious lack of growth (111) default author
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the hypothesis that as an economy develops, market forces first increase and then decrease economic inequality. The hypothesis was first advanced by economist Simon Kuznets in the 1950s and '60s. Highly contested

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Kuznets hoped that inequality would fall; he originally regarded his theory as 'perhaps 5 per cent empirical information and 95 per cent speculation, some of it possibly tainted by wishful thinking', but it was so enthusiastically received that he shed his doubts and the 'Kuznets Curve' soon gained the status of a natural law.

Ever greater impact, ever less benefit: high-tech capital's mysterious lack of growth (111) default author
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Kuznets hoped that inequality would fall; he originally regarded his theory as 'perhaps 5 per cent empirical information and 95 per cent speculation, some of it possibly tainted by wishful thinking', but it was so enthusiastically received that he shed his doubts and the 'Kuznets Curve' soon gained the status of a natural law.

—p.113 Ever greater impact, ever less benefit: high-tech capital's mysterious lack of growth (111) default author
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aka the productivity paradox. defined as a perceived "discrepancy between measures of investment in information technology and measures of output at the national level"

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In 1987, Robert Solow stated that 'we can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics'. Henceforth, this was known as 'Solow's paradox'.

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In 1987, Robert Solow stated that 'we can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics'. Henceforth, this was known as 'Solow's paradox'.

—p.117 Ever greater impact, ever less benefit: high-tech capital's mysterious lack of growth (111) default author
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(adjective) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing / (adjective) hardened in feelings / (adjective) resistant to persuasion or softening influences

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The human mind's obdurate tendency to overconfidence becomes a major liability for humanity when the decision-making is delegated to tiny numbers of highly privileged minds.

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The human mind's obdurate tendency to overconfidence becomes a major liability for humanity when the decision-making is delegated to tiny numbers of highly privileged minds.

—p.120 Ever greater impact, ever less benefit: high-tech capital's mysterious lack of growth (111) default author
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(adjective) deadly or pernicious in influence / (adjective) foreboding or threatening evil

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The baleful 1969 decision to 'go IBM' was worthy of any corporate capitalist boardroom

on the Soviet space push

'The least efficient machine humans have ever built': how capitalism drove the computer down a dead end (230) default author
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The baleful 1969 decision to 'go IBM' was worthy of any corporate capitalist boardroom

on the Soviet space push

—p.244 'The least efficient machine humans have ever built': how capitalism drove the computer down a dead end (230) default author
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(noun plural but singular in construction) the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (as the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems)

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It was Wiener who coined the word 'cybernetics' from the ancient Greek word for a helmsman: kybernetes

Planning by whom and for what? The battle for control from the Soviet Union to Walmart (251) default author
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It was Wiener who coined the word 'cybernetics' from the ancient Greek word for a helmsman: kybernetes

—p.271 Planning by whom and for what? The battle for control from the Soviet Union to Walmart (251) default author
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a term for the loans provided by the IMF and the World Bank to countries that experienced economic crises, which come with strings attached: privatisation and deregulation, mainly (the conditions are also known as the Washington Consensus)

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imposing 'structural adjustment' agreements: drastic cuts to public-sector spending and the sell-off of public-sector assets to fund debt-servicing

A socialist computer: Chile, 1970-1973 (280) default author
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imposing 'structural adjustment' agreements: drastic cuts to public-sector spending and the sell-off of public-sector assets to fund debt-servicing

—p.282 A socialist computer: Chile, 1970-1973 (280) default author
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a norm that requires people to punish transgressors of lower-level norms

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Robert Axelrod [...] found that for a social norm to become established [...] society must also and especially disapprove of those who fail to show their disapproval of the offending behavior. This second-order norm enforcement mechanism is called a 'metanorm'

Utopia or bust (303) default author
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Robert Axelrod [...] found that for a social norm to become established [...] society must also and especially disapprove of those who fail to show their disapproval of the offending behavior. This second-order norm enforcement mechanism is called a 'metanorm'

—p.335 Utopia or bust (303) default author
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