Re: In situ ballot printer

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jun 19 2004 - 13:49:22 CDT

At 10:10 AM -0700 6/19/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>David,
>
>> I know... I took Latin too. But in English the phrase comes over with
>> a less generic meaning. Actually, as well as archeology and geology,
>> the term is used in forensics. But none of those are areas we want to
>> insinuate ("we found the ballot lodged in his left ventricle...").
>>
>In addtion, I found an example of "in situ printing."
>
>http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:glYuMvB9mdcJ:www.energyweb.net/platform/readarticle.asp%3FID%3D1548+%22in-situ+printing+a+wide+range+of+labels%22&hl=en
>
>
>> What don't we just call the ballot itself a "Printed Summary Ballot"
>> (as Arthur likes, and just an adjective order off from your
>> suggestion).
>>
>I could go for either one "Summary Printed Ballot" or "Printed Summary
>Ballot" with acronymns SPB or PSB. Any problems with either of the
>acronyms?

I prefer Printed Summary Ballot, because it is a summary ballot that
is printed. Summary Printed Ballot could be a summary OF a printed
ballot. I prefer "Paper" to "Printed" because it conveys that the
ballot is in paper. The problem with "Printed" is some people might
think it is mass printed rather than demand printed.

> > And the voting station that makes one a
>> "Computer-Assisted Ballot [Printing|Marking] Device"
>>
>But "computer-assisted ballot printing device" does not convey the fact it
>is printed on site (or on-the-spot). It still sounds like it might be a
>system for printing ballots at another site then bringing them to the poll
>site for marking.
>
>"computer assisted marking device" sounds like it might be a device to mark
>a pre-printed ballot.
>
>So, I find both of these unsatisfactory.

If we can fix what the marking device marks, I'm coming around to the
preference for "marking."

Best regards,
Arthur

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