Re: remarks from mom

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 17:53:44 CDT

Actually, that's what David Jefferson has suggested too.

There are pros and cons.

The voting software would have to be ready for any bleeding edge stuff that
might appear in the brand new machines. This could become a significant
issue with some of the "trusted computing" features that will likely be in
some new machines within a few years.

Alan

> 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).
>
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