On 17/05/07, Tom Fine wrote:
> Boy, if it were my company jewels (assets), I sure wouldn't trust a
> robot to fix splices. That's a real skill that takes a skilled person.
> Remember that film is sproketed, so perhaps splice-fix-automation is
> easier to design.
> Also, why do you say "ALL" polyester tape needs baking? Where do you
> get that? Only certain types of know sticky-shed tapes from certain
> eras need baking.
> Instead of taking the typical engineer road and trying to invent some
> overblown gadget, companies and institutions should realize the need
> to spend what it takes to get skilled labor to do the job right.
> Skilled labor can do a better job working with relatively simple and
> non-costly setups. The biggest threat to archiving is
> mass-inefficiency and duplicated labor because of non-communication
> and fiefdom/stovepipe mentalities. Again, better to invest in the
> skilled personnel to run these organizations correctly.
I totally agree with that. With the right dedicated people you can
And it isn't all about pay, more about being able to make decisions
on good technical grounds without being messed around by management.
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