This Day in Blogging History: GOP retracts sensible copyright paper; Rucker's early cyberpunk history; Domo-Kun phone

One year ago today

Cowardice: Gutless House Republicans retract copyright paper in less than 24 hours: It took less than 24 hours for the entertainment industry's lobbyists to bully the House Republican Study Committee into retracting its eminently sensible copyright position paper.

Five years ago today

Rudy Rucker on the early days of cyberpunk: When I woke up on Sterling's couch in the morning, John was leaning over me, staring at my face.

"I'm trying to analyze the master's vibes," he told me.

Ten years ago today

Domo-kun phone: It's not clear to me whether this is a phone, a phone-cozy, a homemade phone-mod or a photoshop job, but whatever it is, I want one.