Now They Know How Many Holes It Takes To Fill The Albert Hall.

Or whatever Panama’s equivalent is.

Because the people of Panama (ably abetted, it has to be said, by ad agency P4 Ogilvy), fed up of potholed roads, took matters into their own hands.

They inserted a device into each pothole they found, so that each time a car ran over it a tweet of complaint was sent to the city council. Sure enough, the potholes got mended.

But the real story here is one of technology-as-enabler; transferring power away from institutions and to regular people – a topic The Library has dealt with before.

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