Re: Consensus of the OVC

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 03:04:56 CDT

On Tue, 25 May 2004, Alan Dechert wrote:

> > If that's the case, then big screens add little value.
> >
> Right. "If that's the case...." which we really don't know. You are
> guessing. I am guessing.
> Full-faced v. paginated is an excellent topic to study.

Other excellent topics to study that are relevant to voting systems are
capability based operating systems, self-healing hardware, and DNA based
biometric identifiers. But we aren't going to study those because we know
that they would not be productive topics in the critical near (2 year)

A good way to end up in a morass of endless scholasticic circles, and thus
concede the field to printing DRE's, is to leave everything "to study".

We have already nailed down a paper ballot, we have nailed down the role
of various machines. It is not too much to suggest that we can through a
fairly easy mental excercise at this time recognize that complex ballots
stuffed onto a single screen are going to cause problems not merely
because of the small size of the items but also the bulk confusion of
presenting computer-frightened voters with something that looks like a
control panel of nuclear power station.


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