(Actually my very first job doing digital document scanning was with the Air Force - in the late 1980s! I worked in telecommunications in the pre-internet - or pre-DARPAnet - era, when messages were sent via a secure teletype system called AUTODIN. Towards the very end of my USAF hitch, around 1987 - '88, we went high-tech and moved from hand-typing messages to scanning them with an optical character reader. The typed message had to be put in a tray to be scanned with a red laser beam, and processed by a disk-drive computer that was literally the size of a refrigerator. Typing the messages required a special font, and all the admin offices on the base had to equip their IBM Selectrics with an OCR typing ball.)
Anyway, it's easy work; monotonous, but it's the kind of monotony I can tolerate fairly well. It keeps my eyes and hands busy but part of my brain is still free to wander and think about some book I've read or whatever. (Tasks like filing and sorting mail are a different matter; that's the kind of work I find grueling and tedious, and I avoid it whenever possible.)
Tonight I'm on for drinks with my friend Prof W.