And boy is it hard work! Just lifting and turning the heavy volume itself is tiring. Just scanned p. 165. I find that I have to play games with myself, to avoid giving up. So at the moment I’m saying, “only a couple more to 170; you can pause there.” When I get to 170, of course I have 171 open. So I tend to just scan the extra page — just turn the book and lower it on the scanner. Then, “well, may as well do a couple more.” And so on.
We tend to take for granted how all those books on Google and Archive.org got scanned. But it was hard, slow, back-breaking work. When we grumble about missing pages, perhaps we should think of some low-paid person, very tired.
P. 173 done. Maybe I’ll just do as far as 180…
UPDATE. p.269. Wonder if I can get to 300 tonight?
UPDATE2. p.361. But I’m missing One Tree Hill! Still, when the pages are turning and the pain-level is low, you have to keep rolling.