This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2020.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMay 14, 2022


#20yrsago Napster is dead, long live Napster

#20yrsago Roll your own tampons

#20yrsago Distributed power-strip distribution at the O’Reilly Emerging Tech conference

#15yrsago Crybaby Scientologists call reporter a “terrorist”

#15yrsago HOWTO convert a Model T into a tractor

#15yrsago UK tax experts warn of virtual world money laundering

#10yrsago Advance praise for Pirate Cinema

#10yrsago Anodyne Anonymity

#10yrsago Nerd fatalism, nerd determinism: the problem with nerd politics

#10yrsago Forming: dirty Gnostic creation-myth comic of high and lavish weirdness

#10yrsago RIP, Donald “Duck” Dunn

#10yrsago Yes Men punk TPP and US Trade Ambassador with fake “Corporate Power Tool Award”

#10yrsago Pirates win more seats in German state elections

#10yrsago How Harvard Book Store combines the best of digital bookselling with the best of physical bookselling



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