This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readSep 18, 2022


#20yrsago Infosec advice for civil society

#15yrsago Brian Dettmer’s “Book Autopsies” — sliced book sculptures

#10yrsago Turing and Burroughs: a beatnik SF novel by Rudy Rucker

#10yrsago A mandatory $180 art school textbook about “prehistory to 1800” with no pictures, thanks to a lack of mysterious “copyright clearances”

#10yrsago Obama 2012 campaign erases all previous civil liberties campaign guarantees

#5yrsago World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns

#5yrsago Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

#5yrsago California Democrats sell out online privacy in the dead of night

#5yrsago Dieselgate kills 5,000 Europeans per year

#5yrsago In California’s foreclosure valley, rents soar thanks to hedge fund landlords

#5yrsago Survey: Canadians are increasingly denying science, climate and vaccines

#5yrsago Turkish high school students will no longer be taught “controversial” evolutionary theory



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