This day in history
#15yrsago Epcot’s secret meeting rooms https://web.archive.org/web/20071025054350/https://thedisneyblog.com/tdb/2007/08/the-secret-room.html
#10yrsago Time wars: our finite lives frittered away in the precarious world of automation https://web.archive.org/web/20120813051220/https://www.gonzocircus.com/xtrpgs/incubate-special-exclusive-essay-time-wars-by-mark-fisher/
#10yrsago Mitt Romney’s tax bill under Paul Ryan’s budget? 0.82% (Your taxes will probably go up, though) https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/mitt-romney-would-pay-082-percent-in-taxes-under-paul-ryans-plan/261027/
#5yrsago Amazon scammers’ new trick: shipping things to random widows in your town https://petapixel.com/2017/08/11/fell-victim-1500-used-camera-lens-scam-amazon/
#5yrsago You are Henry David Thoreau in the Walden simulator video game https://www.waldengame.com/
#5yrsago 24 hours later, ANOTHER massive Wells Fargo fraud scandal https://theintercept.com/2017/08/12/theres-a-new-wells-fargo-scandal-this-time-its-the-trucoat/
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) 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).