One Innovative and One Not-So-Innovative Way to Fix Potholes

Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics devised the free smartphone app Smart Bump, which compiles a ton of crowdsourced data by detecting when a motorist hits a pit in the road. It’s an innovative way to solve a frustrating, potentially dangerous and costly problem. Or, as some wryly suggest, we could fix our potholes by inviting Michelle Obama to town. [Information Week | Herald]