Couple the digitization movement with the brilliant idea of crowd sourcing the refinements and you have what the New York Public Library's "Labs" calls "Building Inspector." It's a smartphone app for the public good. But be warned: it is as addictive as Candy Crush. History lovers, get in there and leave your mark!
By Caitlin Hawke
h/t to neighbor Vivian Awner for the Smithsonian link which originally appeared in our March 2014 newsletter. Also, Avi over at the West Side Rag has a nice piece on a similar theme.