This day in history

2003, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow

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I’m coming to the HowTheLightGetsIn festival in HAY-ON-WYE with my novel Red Team Blues:

I’m at OXFORD’s Blackwell’s on May 29 at 7:30PM with Tim Harford.

Then it’s Nottingham, Manchester, London, Edinburgh, and Berlin!

#20yrsago Turn a floppy into a Klingon ship https://memex.craphound.com/2003/05/25/turn-a-floppy-into-a-klingon-ship/

#10yrsago Globe and Mail: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s family are, variously, a drug kingpin, a gangster, and affiliated with the KKK https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/globe-investigation-the-ford-familys-history-with-drug-dealing/article12153014

#10yrsago Lamps made from cassette tapes http://www.cassetteisnotdead.com

#5yrsago A guide to the valuable electronics inside Bird’s illegal-in-San Francisco scooters https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/05/landfill-capitalism-you-only-have-two-weeks-to-gather-up-all-those-free-microcontrollers-servos-and-batteries-that-are-littering-the-sidewalks-of-san-francisco/

#5yrsago Facebook is worth much less to its users than search and email, but it keeps a larger share of the value https://timharford.com/2018/05/how-much-would-i-have-to-pay-you-to-quit-facebook/

#5yrsago The paleocomputing miracle of the 76477 Space Invaders sound effects chip https://www.righto.com/2018/05/inside-76477-space-invaders-sound.html

#5yrsago Texas high-school principal fires award-winning, nationally famous journalism teacher to rein in critical student newspaper reporting https://splc.org/2018/05/0522prosper-2/

#1yrago Kim Stanley Robinson’s “The High Sierra” https://pluralistic.net/2022/05/25/the-wild-places/#sierra-people

#1yrago Talking with Kim Stanley Robinson about “The High Sierra” https://pluralistic.net/2022/05/25/the-wild-places/#ksr

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).

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