Why do professors do this? Is it that much easier to print, handwrite, walk to the copier, scan it, e-mail to yourself, save to your computer, then attach to an e-mail to me? It’s not as if the faculty pages have some complex formatting that is hard to decipher unless you mark it on the printout. They look like plain old Word docs. I don’t understand why a good proportion of our faculty absolutely refuse to type edits, additions, deletions, and that sort of thing - even when it’s for their own Web pages. They know they will send the request by e-mail and that ultimately someone will have to type it. I do ask our student workers to type all the handwritten requests for edits, but I still think it’s crappy, self-indulgent behaviour. I myself would never expect someone to type my messy scrawl unless that was part of their job description.
It’s fairly trivial, as complaints go, but I just wonder about the reasoning behind requesting extensive edits but refusing to type them.
- Programming Patty