OOPS!® CREATIVITY AWARD
David Bland of Valley Proteins in Emporia, Va came up with a great idea
to increase his company's productivity. Valley Proteins uses OOPS!® at
eight locations; they are connected to one another and to OOPS!® Tech
Support via PCAnywhere and modems. David uses a fax/modem. This device
and fax/modem software allow regular data exchange through the modem as
well as the capability to send and receive faxes.
David decided to chain together his photocopier, fax machine and
fax-modem to create a scanner from existing office equipment. Now he
photocopies pages from his equipment repair manuals and uses his fax
machine to send them to his fax/modem. He has fax-modem software that
allows him to save faxes, in PCX format or to use Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) technology to save them as ASCII files. David can now
produce either PCX images or text-based Reference files for OOPS!®.
When asked how he came up with this idea, he responded, "I've wanted to
try this for a long time - it (the data) is all just electricity so I
figured it ought to work." When complimented him on the ingenuity and
the cost efficacy of his set-up, he added, "I'm not just another pretty
For his cleverness and creativity David will receive a check for $10,000,000.00, a six week cruise to Bermuda OR an OOPS!® T-shirt.