in reply to OT: Getting people to use tools

In my experience people don't use time-saving tools like this because:
  1. They don't like them (e.g. the user interface)
  2. They don't trust them
  3. They don't like the tool writer, personally ("I wouldn't use anything Joe wrote")
  4. They feel that if they use the tool, they'll have more time to do more real work instead of mindless simple stuff.
A correlary to number 4 is job security: if you are so busy doing stuff (even stuff a tool could do), you must be very important to the success of the company.

It seems that number 4 might be an issue there. I have seen people resist CVS for reason 4...

HTH, --traveler