Re: New to group

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon May 09 2005 - 11:49:19 CDT

On May 9, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
> I recall seeing a note from Arthur (?) that the
> CueCats were used only as quick and dirty expedient to
> get the demo up and running and that there was never
> an intent to use them in the actual product.

The CueCats are definitely a stopgap thing. They had been part of some
mass marketing scheme, and the used units basically became free, so
Alan picked a bunch of them up. But just on appearance alone, they are
not something we'd want for production (they are shaped as a plastic
cat figurine, sort of like something you'd pull out of a cereal box).

Even if we became convinced that a wand scanner (barcode only) was what
we wanted, for production we should use neutral looking (and more
reliable) metal wands. However, I think a wand scanner is highly
unlikely to be desirable for ultimate use by blind voters. Either a
sheet scanner or flat-bed scanner seem more likely. Or conceivably
(for barcodes) an fixed-position edge scanner like you sometimes see at
libraries, bookstores, etc.

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