This day in tech

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 1, 2024


I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me in Boston (Apr 11) with Randall “XKCD” Munroe, Providence (Apr 12) and beyond!

#20yrsago EZBake Oven for your PC

#15yrsago Ant slaves’ murderous rebellions

#10yrsago Rob Ford and Canada’s neoliberal agenda

#10yrsago FCC adds 100MHz of spectrum to the commons

#10yrsago German labor ministry bans after-hours email from managers to employees

#10yrsago Bizarre, paranoid warning about imaginary predators choosing victims through bumper-sticker-ology

#10yrsago The Internet should be treated as a utility: Susan Crawford

#10yrsago Rich, admitted child rapist granted probation because he “would not not fare well” in prison

#10yrsago Expiration Day: YA coming of age novel about robots and the end of the human race

#5yrsago Internal files reveal how US law enforcement classes anti-fascists as fascists, and actual fascists as “anti-anti-fascists”

#5yrsago Wells Fargo is looking for a new CEO

#5yrsago The strange tale of Runescape’s Communist republic

#5yrsago Slovakia’s first woman president is an anti-corruption, pro-immigrant environmental campaigner

#5yrsago The weird grift of “sovereign citizens”: where UFOlogy meets antisemitism by way of Cliven Bundy and cat-breeding

#5yrsago Citing transphobic policies, 172+ googlers call for removal of Heritage Foundation from Google’s “Advanced Technology External Advisory Council”

#5yrsago America’s best mobile carrier is also the first phone company to back Right to Repair legislation

#1yrago Flickr to copyleft trolls: drop dead