This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readFeb 26, 2024

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I’m on tour with my new novel The Bezzle! Catch TONIGHT (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 Universal crackpot spam solution rebuttal https://craphound.com/spamsolutions.txt

#15yrsago Steampunk: Love the machine, hate the factory https://web.archive.org/web/20090301121548/http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol17/?pg=16&pm=1&u1=friend

#15yrsago RIP, Philip Jose Farmer https://web.archive.org/web/20090228143743/http://www.pjfarmer.com/

#15yrsago Authors´ Guild vs. reality: Kindles and read-aloud https://memex.craphound.com/2009/02/25/authors-guild-vs-reality-kindles-and-read-aloud/

#10yrsago DICE: emulator for hardwired, discrete-circuit games from the 1970s https://adamulation.blogspot.com

#10yrsago It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (must, MUST read) https://memex.craphound.com/2014/02/25/its-complicated-the-social-lives-of-networked-teens-must-must-read/

#10yrsago GCHQ’s dirty-tricking psyops groups: infiltrating, disrupting and discrediting political and protest groups https://memex.craphound.com/2014/02/25/gchqs-dirty-tricking-psyops-groups-infiltrating-disrupting-and-discrediting-political-and-protest-groups/

#5yrsago Costa Rican measles outbreak traced to unvaccinated French tourists https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/measles-costa-rica-french-tourist-boy-anti-vax-vaccination-who-global-health-threat-infection-mmr-a8794256.html

#5yrsago France fines UBS €3.7b for helping rich French residents launder more than €10b https://www.thelocal.fr/20190220/breaking-french-court-hits-swiss-bank-ubs-with-37-billion-fine-in-french-tax-fraud-case

#5yrsago German neofascists used Qanon to expand their reach https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-fringe-groups-are-using-qanon-to-amplify-their-wild-messages

#5yrsago Lime scooters have a software bug that causes them to hurl their riders to the ground https://qz.com/1558033/a-software-malfunction-is-injuring-lime-riders-around-the-world

#5yrsago Artists against Article 13: when Big Tech and Big Content make a meal of creators, it doesn’t matter who gets the bigger piece https://memex.craphound.com/2019/02/25/artists-against-article-13-when-big-tech-and-big-content-make-a-meal-of-creators-it-doesnt-matter-who-gets-the-bigger-piece/

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