"if we're not all using the results, then we fail" (Ex 1, 1b-B)

"how to make it invitational, so that it's not just one more in-deep academic project that makes a clear divide between the creators and the people who use it?" (Ex 1, 1b-B)

"How will Bamboo take its material to the stakeholders?" (Ex 1, 1b-E)

"There's a non-technological deliverable. How do we get the message out? There's no incentive for people to look for it (until they know what the value is)." (Ex 1, 1b-F)

"Work goes in cycles - users get used to doing certain things; Or brainwashed. Use of Blackboard as an example, the use of this in the classroom becomes expected. First cycle captures small sub-group that "get it"." (Ex 1, 1c-A)

"Make it a natural part of the scholar's workflow - collective as well as individual level, across disciplines, across boundaries, institutional conservative" (Ex 1, 1d-D)

"what's the ROI? will it take so long to learn the tool that it doesn't pay off. is there a relationship between the tool and the broader process?" (Ex 6b, 1b-A)

"It like to "inject some valium" into humanities scholars to calm the fear of technologies. Smartness isn't the barrier ... fear of the technology is. Might be fear of how they might be changed, fear of dependence, fear of not knowing something." (Ex 6b, 1b-B)

"Lots of reasons not to use new technologies ... a well-informed" (Ex 6b, 1b-B)

"I want faculty not to be afraid." (Ex 6b, 1b-C)

"Reason for falling behind in IT because research assistants are sometimes more advanced making us lazy. Could be corrupting to have too much staff because we fall behind." (Ex 6b, 1c-A)

"Would like to have people who are clever in interfaces work on these projects. Need people to work on interfaces, since most problems are not technological problems, but problems of interfaces. More XML editors or something" (Ex 6b, 1c-A)

"Problem is that technology is continually meant to give us more time, though it never does because it takes time to learn new technologies. If technology can be designed so that it "actually" saves time. Technology allows us to do more tasks on our own, which means we lose time " (Ex 6b, 1c-A)

"More promotion in administration means more difficulty in learning technologies. Suite of things that would mean the level of skills we need to have could be lowered. Too much investment in learning scripting languages, tools, etc. And presented in a human-friendly way, so that you don't necessarily have to learn a scripting language" (Ex 6b, 1c-A)

"issues of getting critical mass, and gathering up community." (Ex 7, 1a-H)

"Cultural adoption paradigm in humanities community, and how they've worked historically (library, etc.) PB process is a lengthy one; how might these things be adopted? Measured in months, not years; 6-8 months at a time, before evolution builds on to an extension/new tool of what we build. Finding a way of building ecosystem that allows little barrier of adoption, coordinated movement from service to service." (W4, Program Document Section 3, Discussion of Poll #1, Faculty table discussion, Shel Waggener)

"Risk: this is all talk? Fear, uncertainty, doubt might prevent faculty/others from taking advantage of these services. Would people really come? What's the incentive for people to take advantage of these services?" W4, Program Document Section 3, Discussion of Poll #1, IT table discussion)

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