This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 31, 2024

I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me TODAY (Mar 31) at Wondercon in Anaheim (YA Fantasy, room 207, 10 a.m., Signing 11 a.m., Teaching Writing, 213CD 2:30 p.m.); then Boston (Apr 11) with Randall “XKCD” Munroe, Providence (Apr 12) and beyond!

#20yrsago “Homeless Hacker” Adrian Lamo profile in Wired

#20yrsago Disney asks Gizmodo to clarify that jewel box is not intended for pot stashing

#15yrsago To Market, To Market: The Re-Branding of Billy Bailey — my sf story read aloud

#15yrsago Electronic Arts releases DRM-removal tool

#15yrsago Adventures in Cartooning: wit and instruction for kids who want to learn cartooning

#10yrsago Podcast: Collective Action — the Magnificent Seven anti-troll business-model

#10yrsago Google Maps’ spam problem presents genuine security issues

#10yrsago NSA wiretapped 122 world leaders; GCHQ penetrated German satellite companies for mass surveillance potential

#10yrsago Playground removes “safety” rules; fun, development and injuries ensue

#5yrsago Small stickers on the ground trick Tesla autopilot into steering into opposing traffic lane

#5yrsago Banksy’s art authentication system displays top-notch cryptographic nous

#5yrsago The Boston Globe on breaking up Big Tech falls into the trap of tech exceptionalism