This day in history

2002, 2012, 2017.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMay 12, 2022


#20yrsago Gay Toronto teen can take date to Catholic school prom

#10yrsago Beautiful 1919 Poe illustrations by Harry Clarke

#10yrsago Father/kid Tauntaun costume

#5yrsago Rep Tom MacArthur passed Trumpcare by excluding pre-existing conditions — then he faced a Town Hall

#5yrsago Jeff Sessions orders prosecutors to charge Americans “with the most serious offense you can prove”

#5yrsago Fyre Festival founder to employees: you’re not getting paid, but wanna work for free?

#5yrsago Ransomware hackers have stolen hospitals and doctors’ offices across the UK, using a leaked NSA cyberweapon

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 Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (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 (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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