This day in history

2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readFeb 27, 2024

--

I’m on tour with my new novel The Bezzle! Catch TONIGHT (Feb 27) in Portland at Powell’s, then Phoenix, Tucson, and more!

A yellow rectangle. On the left, in blue, are the words ‘Cory Doctorow.’ On the right, in black, is ‘The Bezzle.’ Between them is the motif from the cover of *The Bezzle*: an escheresque impossible triangle. The center of the triangle is a barred, smaller triangle that imprisons a silhouetted male figure in a suit. Two other male silhouettes in suits run alongside the top edges of the triangle.

#15yrsago Conan and copyright, by Crom! https://web.archive.org/web/20090228111053/http://www.robert-e-howard.org/AnotherThought4rerevised.html

#15yrsago What were arcades like, Grandpa? https://memex.craphound.com/2009/02/27/what-were-arcades-like-grandpa/

#15yrsago Ian McDonald’s “Cyberabad Days” — short stories in 2047 India that blend technology with spirituality, love, sex, war and humanity https://memex.craphound.com/2009/02/27/ian-mcdonalds-cyberabad-days-short-stories-in-2047-india-that-blend-technology-with-spirituality-love-sex-war-and-humanity/

#10yrsago GCHQ spied on millions of Yahoo video chats, harvested sexual images of chatters, compared itself to “Tom Cruise in Minority Report” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-nsa-webcam-images-internet-yahoo

#10yrsago Boeing’s self-destructing, tamper-resistant spookphone: the Black https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/boeings-black-this-android-phone-will-self-destruct/

#10yrsago Guest review: my daughter reviews Ariol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dkj81uRN9Q

#5yrsago Fox hit with $179m (including $128m in punitive damages) judgment over shady bookkeeping on “Bones” https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/fox-bones-arbitration-emily-deschanel-179-million-1203150879/

#5yrsago AOC grills Equifax CEO: the Congressional record now contains the obvious, infuriating truth that everyone else already knew https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/02/11/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-takes-aim-equifax-credit-scoring/

#5yrsago Bunnie Huang’s tour-de-force explanation of how hardware implants and supply chain hacks work https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5519

#1yrago Pluralistic: Podcasting “Twiddler” https://pluralistic.net/2023/02/27/knob-jockeys/

--

--