Re: Fwd: ACM TechNews Alert for Monday, August 23, 2004

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Mon Aug 30 2004 - 11:19:27 CDT

On Friday 27 August 2004 07:52 pm, Arthur Keller wrote:
> Ed, maybe you didn't notice the citation in the
> TechNews article. TechNews is a 3-times-a-week
> compendium of articles from the press. Click on
> the link and go to read the full article.
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur

Right, I only noticed the ACM address. So it's really the
Washington Post. Same complaint, with journalistic instead of
scientific ethics.

> At 6:00 PM -0700 8/27/04, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> >On Tuesday 24 August 2004 12:54 pm, Arthur Keller wrote:
> >> --- begin forwarded text
> >>
> >> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 13:13:30 -0400
> >> From: TechNews <technews@HQ.ACM.ORG>
> >> Organization: ACM
> >> Subject: ACM TechNews Alert for Monday, August 23, 2004
> >>
> >>
> >> Lost Votes in N.M. a Cautionary Tale
> >>
> >> A snafu during the 2000 presidential election in
> >> which 678 votes cast on computerized voting
> >> machines in Rio Arriba County, N.M., were lost
> >
> >Huh?
> >
> >> illustrates that even the best e-voting systems
> >> cannot prevent miscounts due to programming
> >> errors caused by inexperienced local election
> >> staff. ...
> >
> >What is this editorializing doing in a tech report?

Correction: What is this editorializing doing in a supposed news
article?

> >This is nonsense. Nobody has any idea what happened, and the
> >writer supposes he can diagnose the cause.
> >
> >>
> >> <http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0823m.html#ite
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> >>
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