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Subject: Re: Geeks, Hurricanes & the Paperless Office
From: Grahame Gould <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 1 Oct 2003 12:31:33 +0800

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Glenn, why do you have staff on the treadmill - why don't you charge for the
public to use it?  Open a "leisure" centre.

Grahame Gould

-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn Sanders [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, 1 October 2003 06:30
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Subject: Re: Geeks, Hurricanes & the Paperless Office

Fifty years ago residents in outback Australia used the famous "pedal
radio" to access the Flying Doctor service, Radio School of the Air etc.
So get out your exercise bike, hook it up to an alternator and off you go.

Think about it. I can see teams of super-fit RM staff thundering away
keeping their PPDMS (Pedal-Powered Document Management Systems) going at
all costs while the hurricane / bushfire / war rages outside. Brings new
meaning to the term "workstation". You could even become a profit centre
by selling the surplus power generated by your staff training sessions.
The possibilities are endless.

More seriously, Ginny is correct, a generator is only a short term
solution. If you want a big one hooked into your UPS system so it kicks in
with no human intervention and can run for several days then you are
looking at serious costs, better done on a whole of building or enterprise
basis than just for RM. You also need special licenses and storage for
that much fuel. I found during Y2K planning that the hire cost of such a
generator went up by over 100% between our first enquiry in early 1998,
and a firmer request a year later. Better to plan for how to cope assuming
you WILL have no power.

Got to stop now, pulse is up to 190 and three of my staff are queueing up
to use the treadmill.



Glenn Sanders MRMA
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or present
employers or clients. I don't know. If I'd asked and they'd agreed, I
would have signed
it "Bloggs and Co and Glenn". Or whatever. But I haven't, so I didn't.

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