Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Again, history has a second chance because of technology. I love how things come around, don't you?

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Nate Lanxon
Published: 03 Dec 2012, Wired UK

Courtesy of University of Iowa.
"We are what we eat," the old saying goes. If so, there's no better way to digest culture than to comb through painstakingly handwritten cookbooks. Now, the University of Iowa Libraries has made the task exponentially easier with the launch of DIY History, a crowdsourcing initiative that allows volunteers to transcribe the Szathmary Culinary Archives, centuries' worth of handwritten cookbooks from 1600s to the 1960s, making the content searchable and available online. [read more]


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