This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readFeb 18, 2024

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I’m on tour with my new novel The Bezzle! Catch me next in SALT LAKE CITY (Feb 21, Weller Book Works) and SAN DIEGO (Feb 22, Mysterious Galaxy). After that, it’s LA, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix and more!

#20yrsago Going away party this Sunday https://memex.craphound.com/2004/02/17/going-away-party-this-sunday/

#20yrsago Judicial pedantry saves gay marriage in San Fran https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2004/02/18/ruling-on-gay-marriages-is-delayed-over-semicolon/28788982007/

#20yrsago Verizon sez you can’t sell 867–5309, it doesn’t belong to you https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/news/2004/02/15/you-may-have-to-wait-in-line-for-jennys-number/30540335007/

#20yrsago Papers Please: right not to show ID goes to Supreme Court https://papersplease.org/hiibel/

#20yrsago I’m moving to England and selling off a bunch of stuff https://memex.craphound.com/2004/02/17/im-moving-to-england-and-selling-off-a-bunch-of-stuff/

#20yrsago List of programs disapproved for Closed Captioning https://web.archive.org/web/20040402072559/https://www.nad.org/openhouse/action/alerts/captioningcensorship/list.html

#15yrsago How are you coping with collapse-anxiety? https://memex.craphound.com/2009/02/17/how-are-you-coping-with-collapse-anxiety/

#15yrsago Apparatus for allowing your cat to agree to EULAs https://web.archive.org/web/20090219163359/http://www.ohesso.com/essays/essay006.htm

#15yrsago How Obama’s sentence-structure works https://themillions.com/2009/02/diagramming-obama-sentence_16.html

#15yrsago Copywrong song — New Zealanders protest guilt-on-accusation law with music https://web.archive.org/web/20090218125619/http://creativefreedom.org.nz/copywrong.html

#10yrsago Forensic reconstruction of a Crystal Head Vodka skull https://www.jwz.org/blog/2014/02/crystal-head-vodka-forensic-facial-reconstruction/

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.

Join me on the tour for The Bezzle!

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