Re: Triad Systems and Ohio Recount

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Mon Dec 27 2004 - 09:08:53 CST

On Dec 26, 2004, at 8:34 PM, Teresa Hommel wrote:

> If you have non-technical bi-partisan persons observing the tech,
> there should also be a videotape or other continuous recording of what
> is going on and the explanation, because a technical person may wish
> to view the event later to confirm that what the tech said s/he was
> doing was in fact what s/he was doing.

This is an excellent idea, but it falls in a large category
these days, something technological that, even though the
price is reasonable, many would consider unreasonable because
their memory of the price of technology is out of line with
the real price. So, while an election official would be
happy to buy his family a new camcorder, the idea of buying
one for the office would be unreasonable, even though it
costs considerably less than one of his voting machines.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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