This day in history

2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readAug 8, 2022


#15yrsago BBC podcast: what’s the future of the BBC’s archive?

#15yrsago Original proposal for William Gibson’s Spook Country

#10yrsago Wild stuff they’ll teach in Louisiana’s publicly funded charter schools

#10yrsago Curiosity landing is a bonanza for YouTube ContentID copyfraudsters

#10yrsago Every one of Rudy Rucker’s short stories on one web-page for free

#10yrsago Who will buy the WELL?

#10yrsago Call centre brings in prison labour at £3/day, fires regular workers

#5yrsago Toronto’s amazing science fiction library, the Merril Collection, has a new head librarian

#5yrsago Desperate last-ditch attempt to save the right to sue abusive nursing homes

#5yrsago Establishment Dems worried they’ll get primaried if they don’t back single-payer healthcare

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 (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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