Re: Demonstrating the technology

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 01:33:33 CDT

Ed, I think we should discuss on the mailing list changing the demo
to one that requires 1024x768. Then lots of people can easily give
demos on their laptops.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 7:44 AM -0700 4/11/05, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>Hello Arthur:
>
>Nope. It uses the Intel Extreme Video card with an
>internal setting of 1024x768. I'm at work at the
>moment so I'm not sure if I can persuade it to to make
>it up to the next step. If I can, then what?
>
>Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
>--- Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
>> At 9:25 AM -0700 4/7/05, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>> >Hello:
>> >
>> >Last night I had my first OVC meetup. While it
>> >certainly get off to a low key start, Jim Bohorquez
>> of
>> >Mesa Power Systems and an election reform activist
>> in
>> >his own right was there and he made a very powerful
>> >observation. "We need to have something that
>> people
>> >can touch," I recall him saying. Jim developed the
>> >idea that we need to have a laptop or desktop unit
>> set
>> >up that we can take to meetings and say, "See,
>> here's
>> >how it works!" I think this is a great idea.
>> >
>> >So, here's a deal I'm willing to make and need some
>> >help on.
>> >
>> >1. My son doesn't use his late model Dell laptop
>> very
>> >much. I'd be happy to convert it to a
>> demonstrator,
>> >providing that when I take the CD version of the
>> EVM
>> >out and reboot the computer, it comes back under
>> >Windows XP, SP2.
>>
>> It was (in my opinion) an unfortunate decision to
>> require a 1280x1024
>> screen for the demo. Does your laptop support that
>> resolution. My
>> brand-new 17" Mac Powerbook does not. I would
>> appreciate the demo
>> being reworked for 1024x768, where it could work on
>> most any laptop
>> and displayed using an XGA projector. For example,
>> I can't give a
>> demo at the USENIX conference this week without
>> bringing an external
>> monitor.
>>
>> >2. It's not touch screen -- yet. Does anyone know
>> >anything about either getting a screen overlay to
>> make
>> >the device touch screen capable or can they
>> recommend
>> >a source for a light, inexpensive touch screen
>> >monitor? FYI: This is a bottom of the line Dell
>> but
>> >it does have two USB ports and a plug for an
>> external
>> >monitor. Yes, I'll provide the $ to get it.
>>
>> I have never seen it work with the touch screen.
>> Alan claims he once
>> saw it, but our demos in 2004 were all with a mouse,
>> not a touch
>> screen.
>>
>> >3. I'll be the alpha, beta or gamma tester for
>> this
>> >setup and provide copious feedback for those
>> >interested.
>> >4. This would be a great way to start human factor
>> >testing. (Hint, hint, Arthur)
>>
>> I agree that such testing is worthwhile. I know
>> some people are fans
>> of full face ballots, but I'm not. I prefer one
>> multi-candidate
>> contest at a time or a few yes/no questions. Most
>> people seem to
>> handle ATM interfaces. Those are not touch screen,
>> but have buttons
>> at the edge of the screen. More reliable, less
>> calibration problem,
>> and easier to verify.
>>
>> >5. If you are in the San Diego County area, you
>> can
>> >borrow it for a day or two to demonstrate the
>> >technology.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Arthur
>>
>> >Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>>
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