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).

fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent (derives from the Greek city Sybaris)

12

We will float from joy to joy, even the poorest among us living like a sybaritic magician.

—p.12 Motivation (7) default author
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1 year ago

We will float from joy to joy, even the poorest among us living like a sybaritic magician.

—p.12 Motivation (7) default author
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1 year ago

an ancient religious movement that has to do with duality? "an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness"

20

The usual Manichaean portrayal of the digital world is "new versus old". Crowdsourcing is "new," for instance, while salaries and pensions are "old." This book proposes pushing what is "new" all the way instead of part of the way.

except he doesn't ... not all the way ...

—p.20 A Simple Idea (19) default author
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1 year ago

The usual Manichaean portrayal of the digital world is "new versus old". Crowdsourcing is "new," for instance, while salaries and pensions are "old." This book proposes pushing what is "new" all the way instead of part of the way.

except he doesn't ... not all the way ...

—p.20 A Simple Idea (19) default author
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1 year ago

(noun) government by the wealthy / (noun) a controlling class of the wealthy

48

Without our system of levees, rising like a glimmering bell-curved mountain of rice paddies, capitalism would probably have decayed into Marx's "attractor nightmare" in which markets decay into plutocracy.

at least he does accept the existence of levees

—p.48 The Ad Hoc Construction of Mass Dignity (37) default author
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1 year ago

Without our system of levees, rising like a glimmering bell-curved mountain of rice paddies, capitalism would probably have decayed into Marx's "attractor nightmare" in which markets decay into plutocracy.

at least he does accept the existence of levees

—p.48 The Ad Hoc Construction of Mass Dignity (37) default author
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1 year ago

the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind

128

Turing's humor also provides a destination, or an eschatology that the Invisible Hand's humor lacks. Turing's algorithms could inherit the world in a way that the Hand could not.

—p.128 Third Interlude: Modernity Conceives the Future (123) default author
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1 year ago

Turing's humor also provides a destination, or an eschatology that the Invisible Hand's humor lacks. Turing's algorithms could inherit the world in a way that the Hand could not.

—p.128 Third Interlude: Modernity Conceives the Future (123) default author
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1 year ago

a theory developed by supply-side economist Arthur Laffer to show the relationship between tax rates and the amount of tax revenue collected by governments (a typically conservative theory that believes that too much taxation will depress business investment)

149

This is the Laffer curve, which was promoted by one late 20th century president, Ronald Reagan, and ridiculed by another, George H. W. Bush, as "voodoo economics."

omg i'm pretty sure the graph here is UPSIDE DOWN

—p.149 Markets and Energy Landscapes (143) default author
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1 year ago

This is the Laffer curve, which was promoted by one late 20th century president, Ronald Reagan, and ridiculed by another, George H. W. Bush, as "voodoo economics."

omg i'm pretty sure the graph here is UPSIDE DOWN

—p.149 Markets and Energy Landscapes (143) default author
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1 year ago

a type of building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century; allows all (pan-) inmates to be observed (-opticon) by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell whether or not they are being watched

308

Michel Foucault popularized this metaphor. The panopticon was Jeremy Bentham's prison design in which cells were arranged in a circle around a central guard tower so that all prisoners were put under constant surveillance with maximum efficiency by a small number of guards.

—p.308 Creepy (305) default author
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1 year ago

Michel Foucault popularized this metaphor. The panopticon was Jeremy Bentham's prison design in which cells were arranged in a circle around a central guard tower so that all prisoners were put under constant surveillance with maximum efficiency by a small number of guards.

—p.308 Creepy (305) default author
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1 year ago

(adjective) of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms / (adjective) displaying great diversity or variety; versatile

327

Silicon Valley is far from the first society sprouting from protean quests.

—p.327 Seventh Interlude: Limits Are For Mortals (325) default author
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1 year ago

Silicon Valley is far from the first society sprouting from protean quests.

—p.327 Seventh Interlude: Limits Are For Mortals (325) default author
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1 year ago