This day in history

2004, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 29, 2024

I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me next weekend (Mar 30–31) at Wondercon in Anaheim, then Boston (Apr 11) with Randall “XKCD” Munroe, Providence (Apr 12) and beyond!

#20yrsago Action Comics #1 scanned and posted

#20yrsago Empirical data on file-sharing’s effect on album sales

#20yrsago Judge throws out Pooh charges against Disney

#10yrsago Microsoft changes policy: won’t read your Hotmail anymore to track down copyright infringement or theft without a court order

#10yrsago Big Data Kafka: US Government Watchlists and the secrecy whose justification is a secret

#5yrsago Alex Jones’s deposition over his role in the harassment of Sandy Hook parents is a total shitshow

#5yrsago Oklahoma Republicans introduce bill forcing doctors to warn abortion patients about the existence of an imaginary “reversible abortion”

#5yrsago The Chinese Communist Party’s newspaper has spun out an incredibly lucrative censorship business

#5yrsago War criminal and snowflake Erik Prince cancels Beloit College talk after student protests, threatens lawsuit

#5yrsag UPDATE: New York State goes after the Sackler family’s opioid fortune, claims they funneled their Oxy millions through offshore laundries

#5yrsago After the Parkland shooting, NRA official reached out to Sandy Hook denier to discuss possibility that it was an anti-gun conspiracy

#1yrago Naomi Novik’s Scholomance trilogy