This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readDec 9, 2023

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#15yrsago Gibson’s self-destructing poem Agrippa: screen-movie https://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu/post/bibliography-subcategories/video-resources/a-run-of-william-gibsons-agrippa-poem-made-from-playing-a-copy-of-original-1992-agrippa-diskette

#15yrsago Chinese “poem” on the cover a scholarly journal is actually an ad for a brothel in Macau https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/chinese-classical-poem-was-brothel-ad-1058031.html

#15yrsago Theme Time Radio Hour: With Your Host Bob Dylan — the greatest shuffle-run on Dylan’s MP3 player https://memex.craphound.com/2008/12/09/theme-time-radio-hour-with-your-host-bob-dylan-the-greatest-shuffle-run-on-dylans-mp3-player/

#15yrsago Stem-cell trachea transplant was endangered by EasyJet: “your cell culture is a security risk” https://web.archive.org/web/20081214063827/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/3490549/Easyjet-threatened-to-derail-stem-cell-transplant.html

#15yrsago HOWTO Carry a gun onto an airplane https://web.archive.org/web/20081218004445/http://wbztv.com/local/fake.federal.agent.2.874625.html

#10yrsago Lessons from Glitch 20minutegarden.com/2013/12/09/life-lessons-from-glitch-the-game/

#10yrsago TSA seize tiny, itsy-bitsy gun from sock-monkey https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/tsa-agent-confiscates-sock-monkeys-toy-pistol/281-246977307

#10yrsago Spooks of Warcraft: how the NSA infiltrated gamespace https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/09/nsa-spies-online-games-world-warcraft-second-life

#10yrsago We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: spectacular, deep, zingy novel https://memex.craphound.com/2013/12/09/we-are-all-completely-beside-ourselves-spectacular-deep-zingy-novel/

#10yrsago Elsevier censors self-publication by papers’ co-authors https://svpow.com/2013/12/06/elsevier-is-taking-down-papers-from-academia-edu/

#5yrsago Uber is a “bezzle,” doomed to disappoint the suckers who buy into its IPO https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/will-uber-survive-the-next-decade.html

#5yrsago Argentine hacker mods Furby so it quotes Borges, creates a “Borgy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jlDL-j9upg

#5yrsago Merry Mixmas! It’s time again for DJ Riko’s badass Christmas mashup http://djriko.com/mixmases.htm

#5yrsago Uber forces its drivers to arbitrate, rather than sue, but Uber also won’t arbitrate https://www.reuters.com/article/legal-us-otc-uber/forced-into-arbitration-12500-drivers-claim-uber-wont-pay-fees-to-launch-cases-idUSKBN1O52C6/

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