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)
term.

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.

                --karl--

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