This day in history

2001, 2011, 2016, 2020

Cory Doctorow
1 min readMay 8, 2021


#20yrsago Denmark plans to legalize music trading

#10yrsago NRA and Florida gag pediatricians: no more firearm safety advice for parents

#5yrsago Conservative economics: what’s happened to the UK economy after a year of Tory rule

#1yrago Volcano gods demand workers

Cory Doctorow ( 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 How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. 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 The Shakedown (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering; and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias.