This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow
3 min readSep 19


On September 22, I’m (virtually) presenting at the DIG Festival in Modena, Italy. That night, I’ll be in person at LA’s Book Soup for the launch of Justin C Key’s The World Wasn’t Ready for You. On September 27, I’ll be at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles with Brian Merchant for a joint launch for my new book The Internet Con and his new book, Blood in the Machine.

#20yrsago You Might Be An Anti-Spam Kook If…

#20yrsago IEEE members: save democracy from a broken standards-committee!

#15yrsago American Psychological Association members can’t aid in military torture

#15yrsago Welcome to Fear City: a guide to scare tourists away from NYC city

#10yrsago NSA contracted with notorious French spy-tech company VUPEN

#10yrsago Asbestos-bound first edition of Fahrenheit 451

#10yrsago Report shows how the anti-SOPA fight came from the bottom up

#5yrsago Ted Chiang lecture on interspecies communications

#5yrsago Your wireless carrier is definitely throttling video, but not because of network congestion (Verizon’s the worst)

#5yrsago My closing Decentralized Web Summit keynote: “Big Tech’s problem is Big, not Tech”

#5yrsago Your life will be better if you turn off push notifications (and all notifications)…



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