This Day in Blogging History: Flags on an airport sign; EC demands unified phone-charger; James Joyce's descendants are copyright jerks

One year ago today
The flags really make this sign: USA USA USA

Five years ago today
European Commission demands a single, standard phone charger: The European Commission is getting ready to force all mobile phone companies to use a single connector on their chargers, in order to eliminate the mountains of e-waste generated by switching chargers every time you switch phones.

Ten years ago today
James Joyce's descendants are copyright jerks: James Joyce's terrible descendants have decided to use the newly extended Euro copyright to bully anyone who publicly reads his work, in Ireland, on Bloomsday, into silence.