This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readFeb 25, 2024


I’m on tour with my new novel The Bezzle! Catch TOMORROW (Feb 26) in Seattle (Feb 26), with NEAL STEPHENSON), then Portland, Phoenix, Tucson, and more!

A yellow rectangle. On the left, in blue, are the words ‘Cory Doctorow.’ On the right, in black, is ‘The Bezzle.’ Between them is the motif from the cover of *The Bezzle*: an escheresque impossible triangle. The center of the triangle is a barred, smaller triangle that imprisons a silhouetted male figure in a suit. Two other male silhouettes in suits run alongside the top edges of the triangle.

#20yrsago Education czar calls teachers’ union a “terrorist organization”

#20yrsago Garry Trudeau puts $10K up for anyone who will confirm Bush’s Air Guard claims

#20yrsago Nelson’s Grey Tuesday RSS

#15yrsago Conan copyright trolls censor fan-readings of public domain stories

#15yrsago Unimaginably gigantic cell-phone market in Shenzhen

#15yrsago John Hodgman explains what’s wrong with “Meh”

#15yrsago Bruce Sterling’s The Caryatids, my pick for best book of 2009, a novel of clear-eyed hope for the future

#10yrsago Mozilla’s $25 Firefox smartphone: a free/open device for billions of new netizens

#10yrsago Whistleblower: NSA secretly continues Merkel surveillance by bugging other German officials

#10yrsago Text of Little Brother on an art-litho, tee, or tote

#10yrsago Takei to Arizona lawmakers: we will boycott Arizona if it passes its anti-gay Jim Crow law

#10yrsago How Youtube’s automated copyright system lets big music screw indie creators

#5yrsago Deposition of opioid profiteer Richard Sackler reveals his bizarre defense: definitional games and insistence that words mean their opposite

#5yrsago Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will pay every staffer a living wage, ending the longstanding practice of Congressional staffers taking second jobs

#5yrsago As expected, the EU has advanced the catastrophic Copyright Directive without fixing its terrible defects

#1yrago This is your brain on fraud apologetics