This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readDec 9, 2023


#15yrsago Gibson’s self-destructing poem Agrippa: screen-movie

#15yrsago Chinese “poem” on the cover a scholarly journal is actually an ad for a brothel in Macau

#15yrsago Theme Time Radio Hour: With Your Host Bob Dylan — the greatest shuffle-run on Dylan’s MP3 player

#15yrsago Stem-cell trachea transplant was endangered by EasyJet: “your cell culture is a security risk”

#15yrsago HOWTO Carry a gun onto an airplane

#10yrsago Lessons from Glitch

#10yrsago TSA seize tiny, itsy-bitsy gun from sock-monkey

#10yrsago Spooks of Warcraft: how the NSA infiltrated gamespace

#10yrsago We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: spectacular, deep, zingy novel

#10yrsago Elsevier censors self-publication by papers’ co-authors

#5yrsago Uber is a “bezzle,” doomed to disappoint the suckers who buy into its IPO

#5yrsago Argentine hacker mods Furby so it quotes Borges, creates a “Borgy”

#5yrsago Merry Mixmas! It’s time again for DJ Riko’s badass Christmas mashup

#5yrsago Uber forces its drivers to arbitrate, rather than sue, but Uber also won’t arbitrate