This day in history

2006, 2011, 2016, 2020

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJul 2, 2021


#15yrsago Sen. Stevens’ hilariously awful explanation of the Internet

#10yrsago Peruvian TV station owners held out for bribes that were 100X larger than those received by judges

#5yrsago London luxury property prices plummet after Brexit vote

#5yrsago Paralyzed, partially deaf-blind teen with brain tumor beaten bloody by TSA

#1yrago Roller derby’s brilliant re-opening plan

#1yrago A grifter’s border wall is about to fall into the Rio Grande

#1yrago Don’t Believe Proven Liars

#1yrago 1000+ accidental trigger-phrases for smart speakers

#1yrago Hong Kong law threatens people all over the world

#1yrago Unauthorized seat

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.



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