RE: remarks from mom

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 17:48:27 CDT

A thought that strikes me well is that the computers we buy today are
really only intended for a 2 year life span. Why not buy new computers
for schools and first use them for elections for a few days? I see a
zero cost to the states that do this and better yet, our kids get to use
reliable machines that are not obsolete and failing (read: costing big
$$$ to the local school boards for maintenance).

        -Fred-

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 15:30, Arthur Keller wrote:
> I've mentioned to people the idea of buying used equipment for every
> election, using it for the election, and then passing it on to the
> schools or libraries. A lot of schools around here are using
> equipment older than we'd get for voting. Someone would have to
> apportion the purchase cost among the election use and the later use,
> but that shouldn't be too hard.
>
> Arthur

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