RE: Open Source Quality

From: james_in_denver <james_in_denver_at_hotpop_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 10:23:58 CDT

Audio tapes break, audio tapes stretch and distort, audio tapes jam,
audio tapes are more difficult to store than other mediums, (they would
need temperature and humidity controlled environments), audio tapes are
not directly location addressable, audio tapes would be a single point
of failure, (unless you are going to keep a RAID array of audio tapes),
audio tapes would make recounts immensely time-consuming and difficult.
There are several good engineering reasons why audio tapes for storage
pretty much went out of style with Radio Shack's TRS-80 back in the mid

Does anyone even make an audio tape player that has a digital interface
to allow seek to a specific location so that the votes could be randomly
distributed on the tape?

If I were voting on it, I would say this is issue is a non-starter and
let's move on. (hmmm, nifty name for an anti-Bush web site)

No offense intended to the originator of this idea. In my opinion it
just adds significant complexity and multiple risks without adding any
clear benefit. IMHO.


James Acomb

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 10:59, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> Glad to hear it. It'd add significant complexity...
> - LP

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