This day in history

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJan 29, 2022

2002, 2017, 2021.

#20yrsago Get Your Enron On

#20yrsago Google declares war on pop-up ads

#20yrsago TCP/IP on a Lego brick

#5yrsago The Department of Labor’s Wells Fargo whistleblower site has disappeared

#5yrsago Canadians: tell your MP to change the law so Canada can welcome Trump-stranded refugees

#1yrago David Dayen’s MONOPOLIZED

Cory Doctorow ( 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 How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. 1His 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 Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; 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).

Cory Doctorow

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