Re: A brief introduction and some questions. Follow up.

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 11:27:51 CDT

On Monday 03 May 2004 15:22, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > Hello Alan and Arthur:
[snip]
> We bought an HP LaserJet 1300 for the demo ($350 .. then I
> just noticed a $50 rebate). If this printer was purchased new
> and dedicated for elections as a ballot printer, it might only
> print about 100 ballots per year. After ten years, it will
> have printed about 1,000 pages. The duty cycle for this
> printer is suggested at 10,000 pages per month. Similarly, a
> high powered new PC dedicated to be in a voting booth (and
> stored for the rest of the time) is a very poor match of
> resources to tasks.
>
> If the new systems will be used once for voting then deployed
> elsewhere, it might make sense to do it that way. But there
> are logistical issues involved. Does Sacramento county have a
> use for 7,000 HP LaserJet 1300s after Election Day?

Yes. Put Sacramento County and anywhere else that uses our system
on a two-year or (more likely) two overlapping four-year upgrade
cycles synchronized with the election cycle. Give government
offices and schools all of the election computers and printers
after the election, and determine who can use the two-year-old
or four-year-old computers and printers that are being replaced.
Donate them to NGOs, locally or in Africa, if the government
doesn't need them any more.

> Do they
> want to store 7,000 HP LaserJet 1300s after Election Day until
> the next Election Day? We don't know right now and we won't
> know until we get to those specific questions.
>
> Alan D.

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