Proof for posterity

Via warmbrain and Karlin Lillington I learn about a marvelous idea from supporters of Project Gutenberg: Distributed Proofreaders. It’s got to be worth a few minutes of your day to proof a page or two of OCR output for the utterly worthy archive of out-of-copyright literature (whose collection is receding into the past as fast as the US Supreme Court can push it). Incidentally, I remember writing about Project Gutenberg in 3W Magazine about nine years ago.