This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 12, 2024

On June 20, I’m keynoting the Locus Awards in Oakland, CA. On July 14, I’m giving the closing keynote for the fifteenth Hackers On Planet Earth, in Queens, NY.

#20yrsago Kill a stupid Internet patent

#15yrsago Stiglitz: America’s double-standard on economic crises infuriates the poor world

#15yrsago Chinese censorware will expose every PC in the nation to malware, ID theft, botnetting

#15yrsago Eliot Spitzer explains himself

#15yrsago Network neutrality advocated by…cable operators?

#15yrsago Econoblogger explains why Batman villains shouldn’t cooperate

#10yrsago Armed, masked Russian separatists seize “decadent” hackspace in Donetsk, Ukraine

#10yrsago Pensacola newspaper editorial board condemns censorship of Little Brother

#10yrsago Rarity versus the Internet

#10yrsago Big Cable fronts fake anti-Net-Neutrality group whose “members” never joined

#10yrsago Join the Fastlane: hypothetical ISP from the cable company fuckery dystopia

#10yrsago Happynomics versus econobollocks

#10yrsago Dada vs Hitler: the anti-Nazi collages of John Heartfield

#5yrsago The Church of the Subgenius’s Salvation Pack is the best $35 I ever spent

#5yrsago Countries with longer copyright terms have access to fewer books (pay attention, Canada!)

#5yrsago Hackers stole a US Customs and Border Patrol facial recognition database

#5yrsago Chrome-derived browsers threaten to fork from Google, refuse to eliminate ad-blocker features

#5yrsago Detroit charter school salutatorians use their graduation speeches to condemn their school for putting profits before kids

#5yrsago How fanfic archives lead the world in data organization

#5yrsago The Grand Dark: Richard Kadrey’s headlong rush of noir dieselpunk, so fast and so smart

#5yrsago “The Grand Dark”: Kadrey’s latest is a noir, dieselpunk masterpiece that’s timely as hell

#1yrago The Shitty Tech Adoption Curve Has a Business Model