This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readDec 6, 2023


#20yrsago Walt Disney’s FBI files

#20yrsago Ska-anthem about duct tape

#15yrsago Britain’s “Great Firewall” set to restrict access to Wikipedia

#15yrsago Workers in Argentina taking over dead factories and running them democratically

#10yrsago What Nelson Mandela’s life tells us about the legitimacy of “democratic nations”

#10yrsago Medieval kids’ birch-bark doodles

#10yrsago Botnet of 20,000 point-of-sale machines

#5yrsago Jamie Dimon is getting fed up with the protesters who “occupy” him everywhere he goes

#5yrsago Wells Fargo blames “computer glitch” for its improper foreclosure on 545 homes

#5yrsago The third annual AI Now report: 10 more ways to make AI safe for human flourishing

#5yrsago Europe’s biggest sports leagues and movie studios disavow #Article13, say it will give #BigTech even more control

#5yrsago On January 1, America gets its public domain back: join us at the Internet Archive on Jan 25 to celebrate

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