This day in history

2009, 2014, 2019, 2022.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 2, 2024

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I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me in Boston (Apr 11) with Randall “XKCD” Munroe, Providence (Apr 12) and beyond!

#15yrsago London cops beating the shit out of peaceful G20 demonstrators https://web.archive.org/web/20090405075419/http://london.indymedia.org.uk/videos/993

#10yrsago Rob Ford excuses, uttered by a child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63zuzSuPwH4

#10yrsago Why I don’t believe in robots https://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2014/apr/02/why-it-is-not-possible-to-regulate-robots

#5yrsago RIP, science fiction writer Vonda N McIntyre https://file770.com/science-fiction-author-vonda-n-mcintyre-official-obituary/

#5yrsago Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers’ libraries https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-removes-the-books-category-from-the-microsoft-store/

#5yrsago Bernie Sanders raises $18.2m from 525,000 small-money donors (including me) https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/02/politics/bernie-sanders-18-2-million-raised-first-quarter/index.html

#5yrsago Moderators for large platform tell all, reveal good will, frustration, marginalization https://onezero.medium.com/your-speech-their-rules-meet-the-people-who-guard-the-internet-ab58fe6b9231

#5yrsago After boasting about running his company from prison, Martin Shkreli gets solitary confinement https://www.thedailybeast.com/martin-shkreli-thrown-in-solitary-confinement-after-running-drug-company-from-prison-cellphone-report

#1yrago Commafuckers Versus The Commons https://pluralistic.net/2023/04/02/commafuckers-versus-the-commons/

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