The Coursera startup class has begun. We have a lot of articles to read and technologies to learn. I want to give it an honest shot, but here is a question:
If you work eight hours a day – or more – interacting with a web form to glean information, and copy-pasting results back and forth between Excel spreadsheets, would you want more of the same, or a method to batch-process a whole list of things?
Do you guys count the number of keystrokes that add up with Alt-Tab, Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V? Double it because you’re switching contexts between browser and workbook. Add in the left clicks and the waiting for the HTTP response, the browser to render, and so on.
What are you doing about automation and reducing RSI?