Weighing Progress in Pounds
Figured it was worth explaining what Isaac (and some of the rest of the summer help) was REALLY doing with those big stacks of paper in a previously-posted photo.
There's a group of interns helping ETC to scan an estimated three million pages of systems documents as part of a larger effort to be more paperless around the office. The result of the work so far? Well, in part, a whole lotta staples.
At press time, the students so far have plucked, tugged and maneuvered over a pound-and-a-half of staples from hard copy pages, creating what looks like a combination of your grandpa's old "swear jar" and the tip jars found in sandwich shops and cafes on college campuses nationwide. By the time the project is done - which probably won't be by the end of summer, despite the efficiency of Team Winter Garden - the weight of the remnant staples is expected to near 40 pounds. Just how efficient has the group been? Consider: recent calculations show that each student is scanning 2,773 pages and over 300Mb of data per day. Wow.
The good news is that about four percent of the way through the project, they're still smiling. What dedication!
More thanks to Karen E. (not pictured) for contributing her photos and research to this story.