This day in history

2004, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readFeb 24, 2024

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I’m on tour with my new novel The Bezzle! Catch MONDAY (Feb 26) in Seattle (Feb 26), with NEAL STEPHENSON), then Portland, Phoenix, Tucson, and more!

A yellow rectangle. On the left, in blue, are the words ‘Cory Doctorow.’ On the right, in black, is ‘The Bezzle.’ Between them is the motif from the cover of *The Bezzle*: an escheresque impossible triangle. The center of the triangle is a barred, smaller triangle that imprisons a silhouetted male figure in a suit. Two other male silhouettes in suits run alongside the top edges of the triangle.

#20yrsago How to get an agent nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/004772.html#004772

#20yrsago Capitol Records ships threatening Grey Tuesday letter https://web.archive.org/web/20040224163515/http://downhillbattle.org/grey/emi_cd_letter.html

#10yrsago More Escher tessellated cookies https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/12707039483/

#5yrsago Mobile apps built with Facebook’s SDK secretly shovel mountains of personal information into the Zuckermouth https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/22/facebook-receives-personal-health-data-from-apps-wsj.html

#5yrsago Fast food executive complains that social media inflates young people’s “self-importance,” killing their willingness to work for free https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/careers/muffin-break-boss-fury-over-youth-who-wont-work-unpaid/news-story/57607ea9a1bbe52ba7746cff031306f2?amp

#5yrsago Small business in Wisconsin cancels its unusably bad internet service from Frontier; Frontier demands $4,300 cancellation fee https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/frontier-demands-4300-cancellation-fee-despite-horribly-slow-internet/

#5yrsago Insider sources say Apple is shutting its east Texas stores to escape the jurisdiction of America’s worst patent court https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/22/apple-closing-stores-in-eastern-district-texas/

#1yrsago Fighting the privacy wars, state by state https://pluralistic.net/2023/02/23/state-of-play/#patchwork

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