This day in history

2006, 2011, 2016, 2020

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJul 8, 2021


#15yrsago Ben Rosenbaum’s “Ant King” story under CC license

#15yrsago Song inspired by Ted Stevens’ “Internet is a series of tubes”

#10yrsago Half of US social program recipients believe they “have not used a government social program”

#10yrsago Creative License: how the hell did sampling get so screwed up and what the hell do we do about it?

#5yrsago Tiffin: a boardgame based on Mumbai’s miraculous lunch-delivery network

#5yrsago William Gibson’s Archangel: intricate military sf, mercilessly optimized for comics

#5yrsago One line in a federal law from 1866 makes it basically impossible to prosecute killer cops

#5yrsago Why did some of the richest, most powerful people in the UK support Brexit?

#5yrsago Tenant farmers: how “smart” agricultural equipment siphons off farmers’ crop and soil data

#5yrsago As browsers decline in relevance, they’re becoming DRM timebombs

#5yrsago NYC’s sloppy records gave $59.2M in tax breaks to dead people



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