This day in history

Cory Doctorow
2 min readAug 13, 2022

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

#20yrsago FBI on warchalking: the sky is falling, halp!

#15yrsago Karl Schroeder: Colonize the Earth

#10yrsago Bain Capital buys profitable American plant, ships it to China; soon-to-be-jobless workers train their overseas replacements

#10yrsago Animation teacher faces the sack for refusing to push “unnecessary, expensive” textbooks at hedge-fund invested Art Institute of California

#10yrsago Kirby Ferguson’s TED Talk: “Embrace the Remix” — a must-see

#5yrsago Donald Trump will not condemn the terrorist attacks on anti-Nazi protestors

#1yrago End of the line for Reaganomics

#1yrago Smart cities are neither, 2021 edition

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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