This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readDec 2, 2023


Next Tuesday (Dec 5), I’m at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC, with my new solarpunk novel The Lost Cause, which’s Bill McKibben called “The first great YIMBY novel: perceptive, scientifically sound, and extraordinarily hopeful.”

#20yrsago Dell won’t help customers remove spyware

#15yrsago Spider Robinson reads John Varley’s “The Persistence of Vision”

#15yrsago Atheism Song — Adam Sandler’s Hannukah Song, but for nonbelievers

#15yrsago Interview with Harvard law prof who’s challenging the constitutionality of the RIAA suits

#10yrsago RIP, Roy Trumbull: happy mutant, TV/radio engineering legend, podcaster

#10yrsago Leaked UN document: countries want to end War on Drugs and prohibition

#10yrsago How big corporations and government spy agencies surveil and sabotage activist groups

#10yrsago 84% of stocks owned by richest 10% of Americans

#1yrago How tech changed global labor struggles for better and worse

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