Re: Touch screens and wxPython

From: Gene Mosher <gene_at_viewtouch_dot_com>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 13:35:01 CST

Paul Kostick Jr. wrote:

>Alan,
>
>I spoke to you some months ago about using embedded hardware to create cost
>effective voting hardware and software.
>
>I have been following many of the emails.
>
>Your original idea, the one you shared with me was for used systems for
>voting.
>At the time I mentioned embedded systems.
>It seems like now you have evolved to 17"LCD touch screens.
>
>Prices are now getting somewhat extreme for hardware that is used twice a
>year.
>It makes a lot of sense to availe your selves of the terminal equipment that
>exists in almost every household and requires no screen at all.
>
>Have you considered the telephone. It is also available in the public
>variety.
>
>Simple is better.
>pk
>Paul Kostick
>
Paul;

Congress appropriated nearly 4 billion for these machines a few years
ago. I am currently purchasing 17" touchscreens and book-size computer
for under $900. These computers boot from the bios over the network and
are available with a $70 wireless option. They use nonroutable IP
addresses and cannot be hacked from any outside network because they are
designed to be secure that way. The telephone is a simple terminal
device, yes, but it is difficult to use for anything other than what it
was designed for. A touchscreen GUI is used on a terminal device which
is designed to make it easy for people to understand what their choices
are and to make it quite unlikely that they will make a choice other
than the one they intend. I have LOTS of ideas for this process and you
will be able to see many of them in an initial demo very soon.

Gene Mosher
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