Last Update : 2012.03.09
Program called Code for America, which is to get rock star tech & design people to take a year off and work for government.
A team of fellows in Boston for Code for America wrote an app to adopt a fire hydrant.
Code for America fellows wrote 21 apps last year.
9 cities are planning to use this, and this is spread just organically, naturally. Government technology normally doesn't go like this.
An app takes a couple of days to write, spreads virally. That's sort of a shot across the bow to the institutional government.