This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readSep 22


On September 27, I’ll be at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles with Brian Merchant for a joint launch for my new book The Internet Con and his new book, Blood in the Machine. On October 2, I’ll be in Boise to host an event with VE Schwab.

#15yrsago Pinhole skull-camera

#15yrsago New media formats revealed by the Internet

#15yrsago How Children Learn: classic of human, kid-centered learning

#15yrsago DHS invests in mind-reading anti-terrorist technology — and staff phrenologists to interpret the results,2933,426485,00.html

#10yrsago Floppy ROM: distributing software on flexidiscs

#5yrsago Since 2007, debt-haunted grads have been doing public service to earn loan forgiveness, which they won’t get

#5yrsago #MeToo meets the #FightFor15 as McDonald’s workers walk out over sexual harassment

#5yrsago Exploring the ruins of a Toys R Us, discovering a trove of sensitive employee data

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 The Internet Con: How To Seize the Means of Computation, a detailed policy plan for dismantling Big Tech (Verso, 2023);. His latest novel for adults is Red Team Blues. 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 The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).