Re: More on voting stations

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 18:52:00 CDT

At 6:57 PM -0400 5/9/04, David Mertz wrote:
>On May 9, 2004, at 5:37 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
>>Who's the *you* that will easily do this level checking? And what
>>if they're wrong?
>>A brand-new inkjet cartridge for every printer is both cheap and
>>easy, as well as much more foolproof..
>I've bought non-functioning ink cartridges right out of the store
>(probably they were warehoused long enough to dry up). My judgment
>of epistemic quality is higher for my kineseological measure of
>laser cartridges than it is for my assurance of store's selling
>non-defective cartridges (laser or inkject).

I've had that problem for inkjet cartridges for older printers (and
were likely sitting in the warehouse). I've not ever had that
problem for cartridges for newer printers. Buying a bulk order from
the OEM manufacturer for a recent vintage printer is still, I think,
relatively safe.

With all the considerations of tamper proof seals on voting machines,
etc., as well as available skill sets, I wonder what field
maintenance is warranted? Similarly, the "all the mechanism in one
sealed box" concept has its merits.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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