[vcf-midatlantic] An idea for preservation and a proposal for the future of the VCF's library of written media.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat May 14 14:00:58 UTC 2022

On 5/14/22 09:41, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>  Don't waste money on hardware (like we did) until you have 
>> *guaranteed* people to actually do something with it.
> A. Find out with local courts or police if you could get people assigned 
> community service to do it.

   I'm not sure I'm up for that.

   In fact I'm 100% sure that I'm not.

> B. Put it next to your desk and chunk in paper stacks all during the day 
> while working on other things.

   Thanks for the suggestion, but:

    - A lot of my work doesn't involve sitting at my desk.
    - Scanning 50-year-old paper in varying condition involves a lot 
more work than just dumping pages onto a scanner.
    - Production scanners are large and my lab is already full of things 
that actually need to be there.
    - I already work 12-16 hour days, seven days a week.  Putting yet 
more shit on my shoulders because no one else will put down the game 
controller or the bong and do a little work isn't going to happen.

   So the stuff sits unscanned, just like a million other things sit undone.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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