03 Dec Outsourcing
In 1994 I traveled the nation with a company called Camfel Productions. It was a fantastic experience. During that time I journaled every night. Every once in a while I type up a page and add it to the blog here, and that’s why you’ll see some posts dated pre-blog era. The problem I’ve faced is the amount of time it takes to re-type them. Even at 80+ wpm on a good day, it just doesn’t make sense for me to re-type the entire 80 pages, single spaced, when I already spent 10 months night after night typing it once.
So, I decided I’d dive into my first elance.com experience. I’ve outsourced the work to someone in Canada, as here profile seemed to be the most impressive. I thought at first I could just scan the documents and have OCR convert the scan to text, then just copy and paste the results into my posts. Unfortunately OCR doesn’t do very well with faded dot-matrix print.
The total cost? $50.00. I figure it represents about 10 hours worth of my time, and that’s not what I want to be doing, so, why not? I’ll let you all know how it goes…and in fact, you’ll see more posts with 1994 dates on them soon :).