This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 4, 2024


I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me in TUCSON (Mar 9–10), then San Francisco (Mar 13), and more!

A yellow rectangle. On the left, in blue, are the words ‘Cory Doctorow.’ On the right, in black, is ‘The Bezzle.’ Between them is the motif from the cover of *The Bezzle*: an escheresque impossible triangle. The center of the triangle is a barred, smaller triangle that imprisons a silhouetted male figure in a suit. Two other male silhouettes in suits run alongside the top edges of the triangle.

#20yrsago Lego Pantone values

#20yrsago Mojo Nixon retiring

#20yrsago Jay-Z construction set

#20yrsago Anthropomorphic Mars Rover LiveJournal

#15yrsago Child in wet bathing suit made to stand in -5F weather because school policy forbade her from waiting in teacher’s car

#10yrsago Data-compression with playing cards

#10yrsago David Cameron’s porn-filter advisor arrested for possession of images of sexual abuse of children

#10yrsago Free download of danah boyd’s must-read book “It’s Complicated”

#10yrsago Podcast: Cold Equations and Moral Hazard

#10yrsago Guy who “fixed” women’s computers spied through their webcams

#10yrsago Barrett Brown legal motion: linking is protected by the First Amendment

#5yrsago Fox News was always partisan, but now it is rudderless and “anti-democratic”

#5yrsago How the patent office’s lax standards gave Elizabeth Holmes the BS patents she needed to defraud investors and patients

#5yrsago Open dataset of 1.78b links from the public web, 2016–2019

#5yrsago Automated reception kiosks are a security dumpster fire

#5yrsago Alias: a smart-speaker “parasite” that blocks your speaker’s sensors until you activate it

#5yrsago Financialization is wearing out its welcome

#5yrsago German data privacy commissioner says Article 13 inevitably leads to filters, which inevitably lead to internet “oligopoly”

#5yrsago Tim Maughan’s Infinite Detail: a debut sf novel about counterculture, resistance, and the post-internet apocalypse

#5yrsago Terra Nullius: Grifters, settler colonialism and “intellectual property”

#5yrsago Leaked memo suggests that Google has not really canceled its censored, spying Chinese search tool

#1yrago Solving the Moderator’s Trilemma with Federation