This day in tech

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 1, 2024

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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 https://web.archive.org/web/20040613185610/http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/ezbake.shtml

#15yrsago Ant slaves’ murderous rebellions https://web.archive.org/web/20090402193006/http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/04/the_rebellion_of_the_ant_slaves.php

#10yrsago Rob Ford and Canada’s neoliberal agenda https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/the-passion-of-rob-ford-or-the-neoliberal-making-of-torontos-municipal-crisis/

#10yrsago FCC adds 100MHz of spectrum to the commons https://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/202170-fcc-votes-to-boost-wi-fi/

#10yrsago German labor ministry bans after-hours email from managers to employees https://web.archive.org/web/20140401101146/http://ibnlive.in.com/news/germany-bans-managers-from-calling-or-emailing-staff-after-work-hours/461070-79.html

#10yrsago Bizarre, paranoid warning about imaginary predators choosing victims through bumper-sticker-ology https://www.freerangekids.com/that-sticker-on-my-car-is-not-endangering-me/

#10yrsago The Internet should be treated as a utility: Susan Crawford https://www.vox.com/2014/4/6/5587138/susan-crawford-internet-public-option

#10yrsago Rich, admitted child rapist granted probation because he “would not not fare well” in prison https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/28/sunday-preview-du-pont-heir-stayed-prison/7016769/

#10yrsago Expiration Day: YA coming of age novel about robots and the end of the human race https://memex.craphound.com/2014/04/01/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” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/01/intelligence-law-enforcement-report-leftwing-terrorists-charlottesville

#5yrsago Wells Fargo is looking for a new CEO https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/01/investing/wells-fargo-ceo-tim-sloan/index.html

#5yrsago The strange tale of Runescape’s Communist republic https://thespinoff.co.nz/pop-culture/29-03-2019/free-armour-trimming-the-communist-revolution-inside-runescape

#5yrsago Slovakia’s first woman president is an anti-corruption, pro-immigrant environmental campaigner https://www.kgou.org/world/2019-03-31/the-erin-brockovich-of-slovakia-is-elected-the-countrys-first-female-president

#5yrsago The weird grift of “sovereign citizens”: where UFOlogy meets antisemitism by way of Cliven Bundy and cat-breeding https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/business/sovereign-citizens-financial-crime.html

#5yrsago Citing transphobic policies, 172+ googlers call for removal of Heritage Foundation from Google’s “Advanced Technology External Advisory Council” https://medium.com/@against.transphobia/googlers-against-transphobia-and-hate-b1b0a5dbf76

#5yrsago America’s best mobile carrier is also the first phone company to back Right to Repair legislation https://www.vice.com/en/article/eveezj/a-cell-phone-carrier-breaks-with-big-telecom-announces-support-for-right-to-repair-legislation

#1yrago Flickr to copyleft trolls: drop dead https://pluralistic.net/2023/04/01/pixsynnussija/#pilkunnussija

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