OT: Re: Enable commenting on PDF files
- From: "Robert M. Franz (RMF)" <robert.franz@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 13:40:12 +0100
Dick Margulis wrote:
<rant>It never ceases to amaze me that people think of 100 as a large number when a task needs to be done. Millions of people make their living performing some simple task thousands of times a day--standing, in a noisy factory, with heavy power tools--but ask some cubicle rat to open 100 files, click a menu selection, and resave the files, and off he goes looking for a way to automate the task. Even if it's 500 or 1,000 files, if you only have to do it once, do you imagine that the time it takes to research the availability of a solution, download, install, test, discard, download another, test, configure, and then apply such a tool--even if it's "free"--is less than the time it would take to just do the damn task and be done with it? Sure, if you have to process 100 files a day as part of ordinary company operations, a pushbutton solution will save a token amount on labor costs. But to do it once? Gimme a break.</rant>
I can sympathize with those lines, to a certain extent. Yes, we often waste time looking for an "automated" solution when we would have solved the problem in half the time (or considerably less). OTOH, if it helps the user to upgrade his own skills, so that he can handle similar tasks quicker in the future ...
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