This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 28, 2023

--

Tomorrow (November 29), I’m at NYC’s Strand Books with my novel The Lost Cause, a solarpunk tale of hope and danger that Rebecca Solnit called “completely delightful.”

#15yrsago Canada’s Internet is crap https://web.archive.org/web/20081207154815/https://www.cbc.ca/searchengine/blog/2008/11/is_canada_becoming_a_digital_g.html

#10yrsago Brainwashed: Neuroscience vs neurobollocks https://memex.craphound.com/2013/11/28/brainwashed-neuroscience-vs-neurobollocks/

#10yrsago Florida sheriff arrests mayor on drug charges: “This isn’t Toronto” https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/state/2013/11/26/florida-mayor-arrested-drug-charges/15549584007/

#10yrsago Pope blasts capitalism https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/11/26/pope-francis-has-a-few-thoughts-about-the-global-economy-we-added-these-13-charts/

#10yrsago Venn menu https://memex.craphound.com/2013/11/28/venn-menu/

#5yrsago Probing a mysterious network of dropshippers, evangelicals, crapgadgets, and semi-vacant Manhattan department stores https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/27/style/what-is-inside-this-internet-rabbit-hole.html

#5yrsago Houston’s “inchworm bandits” create performance art while robbing restaurants on their bellies https://www.loweringthebar.net/2018/11/inchworm-bandits-are-either-idiots-or-comedy-geniuses.html

#5yrsago Dutch church holds 27 days of round-the-clock services to protect immigrant family from deportation https://qz.com/1470153/a-dutch-church-is-holding-non-stop-services-for-a-refugee-family

#5yrsago Comcast cranks up extra charges on cable bills, again, even for people who signed contracts promising a lower rate https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/comcasts-controversial-tv-and-sports-fees-rise-again-hit-18-25-a-month/

#5yrsago Prince’s entire catalog of obscure, hard-to-find music videos, collected and annotated https://www.anildash.com/2018/11/28/every-single-video-prince-ever-made/

#5yrsago Before Youtube nukes annotations, take one last look at these amazing, creative projects that showed how much annotations could do https://waxy.org/2018/11/a-tribute-to-youtube-annotations/

#5yrsago Labour report on executive pay proposes giving customers a vote on compensation, ending share-based compensation for execs https://web.archive.org/web/20181129113350/visar.csustan.edu/aaba/LabourExecutiveRemunerationReview2018.pdf

#5yrsago Toronto 2033: science fiction writers imagine the city of the future https://web.archive.org/web/20190306140656/https://toronto2033.com/

#1yrago How monopoly enshittified Amazon https://pluralistic.net/2022/11/28/enshittification/#relentless-payola

--

--