This day in history

2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 3, 2022


#15yrsago Meshing WiFi in a San Francisco housing project

#10yrsago Bruce Sterling’s critique and love note to “the New Aesthetic”

#10yrsago Episode 1 of Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day’s “Tabletop,” a net-show about tabletop gaming sessions

#10yrsago Voice of Yakko Warner performs “Yakko’s World”

#5yrsago Leaked Inspector General’s report reveals millions lost to incompetence and waste at the US Copyright Office

#5yrsago Unesco warns the World Wide Web Consortium that DRM is incompatible with free expression

#5yrsago How Netflix is driving permanent, terrible, standards-defined insecurity for billions of browser users

#5yrsago Read: chapter two of WALKAWAY, in which buildings build themselves

#5yrsago Technology should serve us, not boss us around

#1yrago China’s antitrust surge

#1yrago Consumerism won’t defeat Georgia’s Jim Crow

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).



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