This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago New Mexico bill upholds Constitution, spits in Feds’ eye https://web.archive.org/web/20030313063731/http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03 Regular/memorials/house/HJM040.html

#20yrsago Scary first-person account of SARS https://web.archive.org/web/20030806075338/http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200303/msg00228.html

#15yrsago Scotland Yard wants DNA samples from 5-year-olds in case they grow up to be criminals; Oyster card records to become part of “war on terror” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/mar/16/youthjustice.children

#10yrsago Maria Del Camino: an art-car that’s part tank, part El Camino https://www.wired.com/2013/03/maria-the-flying-car/

#10yrsago EFF explains yesterday’s National Security Letter ruling https://www.eff.org/press/releases/national-security-letters-are-unconstitutional-federal-judge-rules

#5yrsago Washington State lawmaker thinks the courts will uphold state Net Neutrality law because the FCC abdicated its duty https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/net-neutrality-supporting-lawmaker-tells-isps-were-ready-for-lawsuits/

#5yrsago Big Telco hates “regulation,” but they love their billions in government handouts https://www.wired.com/story/the-dangers-of-big-city-subsidies/

#5yrsago Austin bombings: literal American carnage meets with Trumpian indifference https://theintercept.com/2018/03/15/austin-package-bombs/

#5yrsago Bruce Sterling’s 2018 SXSW keynote: Disrupting Dystopia, or what the tech arts scene could and should be https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/disrupting-dystopia-the-bruce-sterling-talk-sxsw-2018

#5yrsago Clearchannel took over America’s local radio, Bain Capital took over Clearchannel, Clearchannel went bankrupt https://wolfstreet.com/2018/03/15/bain-capital-wins-again-iheartmedia-finally-files-for-bankruptcy/

#1yrago The role of prose quality in scholarship https://pluralistic.net/2022/03/16/mightier-than-the-sword/#eschew-obfuscation

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 Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. 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 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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