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Overview (Bibliographic Framework Initiative Technical Site - BIBFRAME.ORG)
"This technical site for the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME.ORG) serves as the official repository for the vocabulary, tools and shared code in support of BIBFRAME. Led by the Library of Congress, this community effort represents the beginning of a transition from the MARC 21 communication format to a new RDF-based data model, embracing Linked Data practices in support of sharing and publishing metadata."
libraries  vocabulary  taxonomy  data  software  cataloging  metadata 
february 2014 by tsuomela
The Philosopher's Stone: OLD NEWS
"However, as someone might have said but I think did not, the victorious get to write the dictionaries, and so “socialism” came to mean, in the twentieth century, whatever Stalin and his henchmen were up to. The success of a peasant revolution in China which also wrapped itself in the mantle of Marx pretty much sealed the fate of the word. The collapse of the Soviet empire then permitted the beneficiaries and celebrators of advanced post-industrial and financial capitalism to proclaim the world historical victory of capitalism over socialism. Socialism, it was said, was dead, save for the effete and incomprehensible dithering of some European folks who, since they spoke foreign languages, could be conveniently ignored.

The effect of this series of historical conjunctures was to take us all back to the period of the early nineteenth century, when capitalism was equated with rationality simpliciter. And by a rather devious, not to say diabolical, maneuver, capitalism was equated with the rule of markets. To criticize capitalism was thus to suggest that markets were unnecessary."
socialism  vocabulary  definition  history  written-by-the-victors  rhetoric  politics  public-opinion 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept | Technology and Culture
"The hazardous character of technology—the word, the concept—is a consequence of the history just outlined. As I have argued, the generality of the word—its lack of specificity, the very aspect which evidently enabled it to supplant its more explicit and substantial precursors—also made it peculiarly susceptible to reification. Reification, as the philosopher George Lukacs famously explained, is what occurs when we endow a human activity with the characteristics of a thing or things. It thereby acquires, as he put it, “a ‘phantom-objectivity,’ an autonomy that seems so strictly rational and all-embracing as to conceal every trace of its fundamental nature: the relation between people.”27 In contemporary discourse, private and public, technologies are habitually represented by “things”—by their most conspicuous artifactual embodiments: transportation technology by automobiles, airplanes, and railroads
history  technology  sts  science  language  vocabulary  19c  industrial  definition  abstraction 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Blogs and Bullets: Breaking Down Social Media - Whimsley
Differentiates some of the categories that connect social media and political change.
social-media  networks  politics  vocabulary  definition  revolution  change 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Supervenience (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
A set of properties A supervenes upon another set B just in case no two things can differ with respect to A-properties without also differing with respect to their B-properties. In slogan form, “there cannot be an A-difference without a B-difference”.
philosophy  vocabulary  terminology  supervenience  reference  encyclopedia 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Web Worker Daily » Archive Use Timeboxing to Slay the Perfectionist Beast «
Timeboxing recognizes that the scarce resource in life is often time. In the context of a software project, this means dealing with a fixed delivery date. Instead of trying to build a product with every possible wishlist feature, no matter how long it tak
time  time-management  words  vocabulary  language  gtd 
december 2007 by tsuomela
Word Spy
This Web site is devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases.
words  vocabulary  neologism  definition  etymology 
may 2007 by tsuomela
Word Spy - dark tourism
dark tourism n. Tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death, destruction, or a horrific event.
words  tourism  travel  vocabulary  etymology  neologism 
may 2007 by tsuomela

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