Re: Prerendering of GUI for voting machines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 02:31:24 CST


>>It was not clear at the time that the decision to use a pre-rendered
>>image that was made other than for expediency reasons.
> If we had at the time a system for creating the pre-rendered images
> based on electronic ballot definition files, we'd have more of a case
> for being cited.....
I disagree. It doesn't matter if expediency was a reason, or even the main
reason. We all know that "Necessity is the mother of invention."

If an idea is being promoted as a good idea in scholarly circles, it's
always nice to say something about where the idea came from. I don't know
if anyone else used a prerendered electronic picture to represent choices on
a ballot before we did.

Alan D.

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