This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 30, 2024

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I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me TOMORROW (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 Gates’s vision — and failure thereof https://memex.craphound.com/2004/03/30/gatess-vision-and-failure-thereof/

#15yrsago When it comes to the Kindle, authors are focused on the wrong risk https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/mar/31/cory-doctorow-kindle

#15yrsago Bank pushing 120% APR loans https://web.archive.org/web/20090403052204/https://scienceblogs.com/catdynamics/2009/03/120_apr.php

#15yrsago DRM should be disclosed on game-boxes https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2009/03/halpin/

#15yrsago America’s bankers are oligarchs https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/05/the-quiet-coup/307364/

#10yrsago Spyware increasingly a part of domestic violence https://memex.craphound.com/2014/03/30/spyware-increasingly-a-part-of-domestic-violence/

#10yrsago Chinese censor prosecuted for taking bribes to censor remarks companies and government officials disliked https://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/03/30/0216218/china-prosecuted-internet-policeman-in-paid-deletion-cases

#5yrsago Animated David Byrne/Big Suit enamel pin https://www.psapress.com/products/stop-making-sense-enamel-pin

#5yrsago Researchers find mountains of sensitive data on totalled Teslas in junkyards https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/29/tesla-model-3-keeps-data-like-crash-videos-location-phone-contacts.html

#5yrsago Facebook owns Netscape https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/03/brand-necrophilia-part-7/

#1yrago We should ban TikTok(‘s surveillance) https://pluralistic.net/2023/03/30/tik-tok-tow/#good-politics-for-electoral-victories

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