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From: Katherine Flynn <>
Subject: [APG] Footnote.com Speed
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:19:19 -0700 (PDT)
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The calculation (quoted below) is based on the assumption that a PILOT program was staffed and run at FULL production speed. In industry, a pilot is almost always a small, small scale operation - on purpose - to flush out the details and outstanding issues. It also generates hard data on what resources will be needed to achieve the desired output in production mode. The speed of a pilot is hardly ever the actual, final, production speed - usually substantially less by orders of magnitude. In my company I have seen such digitalization projects run and this project is matching my experiences.
Thus, I am more than willing to make a friendly wager (a case of your favorite beverage?) that once the pilot is finished and they enter full production scale that it will not be over a half of a millenium to complete this record group.
Moreover, the agreement (press release) at:
states that the project of completely digitzing the entire record set is targeted to be completed in five years. This pilot is just phase one of the entire project.
Katherine Flynn, CG, APG
From: Peggy K. Reeves
News about the contract was put out in press releases dated last
October, as I recall, about 5 months ago. If it takes 5 months to scan
976.5 files, that is approximately 200 files per month. I'm sure if we
keep checking back, and keep our subscriptions going (I canceled mine),
the widows' pensions will all be scanned soon...oops, no, wait a
second...200 a month would take 6,400 months to scan 1,280,000...none of
us are going to live another 533 years to see the 1,280,000 widows'
pension approved cases "complete"!
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