This day in history

2006, 2011, 2016, 2020

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJul 8, 2021

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#15yrsago Ben Rosenbaum’s “Ant King” story under CC license https://benjaminrosenbaum.com/stories/the.ant.king.html

#15yrsago Song inspired by Ted Stevens’ “Internet is a series of tubes” https://myspace.com/tedstevensfanclub

#10yrsago Half of US social program recipients believe they “have not used a government social program” https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/abs/reconstituting-the-submerged-state-the-challenges-of-social-policy-reform-in-the-obama-era/124850252051794EB3E1AE87E1D082C8

#10yrsago Creative License: how the hell did sampling get so screwed up and what the hell do we do about it? https://memex.craphound.com/2011/07/08/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 https://memex.craphound.com/2016/07/08/tiffin-a-boardgame-based-on-mumbais-miraculous-lunch-delivery-network/

#5yrsago William Gibson’s Archangel: intricate military sf, mercilessly optimized for comics https://memex.craphound.com/2016/07/08/william-gibsons-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 https://theintercept.com/2016/07/07/one-simple-change-to-the-law-could-make-prosecuting-killer-cops-easier/

#5yrsago Why did some of the richest, most powerful people in the UK support Brexit? https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/brexit-eu-uk-referendum-leave-remain-labour-corbyn-immigration-ukip-tory-sovereignty/

#5yrsago Tenant farmers: how “smart” agricultural equipment siphons off farmers’ crop and soil data https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/06/the-land-grab-for-farm-data/

#5yrsago As browsers decline in relevance, they’re becoming DRM timebombs https://thetech.com/2016/07/06/electronic-frontier-foundation

#5yrsago NYC’s sloppy records gave $59.2M in tax breaks to dead people https://observer.com/2016/07/city-gave-59-2m-in-senior-citizen-tax-breaks-to-dead-people-comptroller-says/

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Cory Doctorow

Writer, blogger, activist. Blog: https://pluralistic.net; Mailing list: https://pluralistic.net/plura-list; Mastodon: @pluralistic@mamot.fr