This day in history

2004, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 20, 2024

Tonight (June 20), I’ll be live onstage in Los Angeles for a recording of the Go Fact Yourself podcast. On June 21, I’m doing an online reading for the Locus Awards at 16hPT. On June 22, 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 Jason Kottke reads my DRM talk

#10yrsago Supreme Court invalidates software patent because it’s a software patent

#10yrsago FabLab: a free game that creates 3D printable toys

#10yrsago California’s cell-phone kill switch is a solution that’s worse than the problem

#10yrsago Former FCC commissioner to Washington: “You should be ashamed of yourself”

#10yrsago RIP, Daniel Keyes, author of “Flowers for Algernon”

#10yrsago Best-paid CEOs perform the worst

#5yrsago Paper-towel dispenser with a EULA prohibiting rival brands of paper

#5yrsago KPMG is in the middle of an unbelievably dirty cheating scandal that keeps on getting uglier

#5yrsago To help the news business, subject Big Tech to antitrust — but don’t forget Big News’s antitrust problem

#5yrsago Ajit Pai promised that killing Net Neutrality would spur investment and improve service: a year later, service and investment have declined