Re: In situ ballot printer

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Sun Jun 20 2004 - 09:31:21 CDT

On Jun 19, 2004, at 2:44 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

>> Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur
>>
> But it *is* profound. What's wrong with sounding profound, too?

I agree with the general thrust, that use of erudite Latinate
verbage is not a good idea. We're dealing with democratically
elected officials, people who are pretty representative of the
common people, and in general, we'll alienate them if we use
pompous terminology.

But, I think terms like "printerola" are a bit on the tacky
side. Also, let's not fall into the jargon trap and use terms
like VVPT in public discourse. It's handy shorthand within
the community that's discussing the idea, but it will completely
lose the public.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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