Re: Reflections on the election and implications for the OVC

From: laird popkin <lairdp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 15:55:31 CST

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 10:52:18 -0700, Robert Rapplean <robert@rapplean.net> wrote:
> Would it be reasonable for us to use the wiki to create document pairs
> on each of this type of issue (one with the benefits, one with the
> drawbacks) so the poor newbies like me could review those to see if
> anything was missed? That would theoretically also decrease the amount
> of re-hashing.

Yes!

> David Mertz wrote:
>
> > On Nov 4, 2004, at 1:18 AM, Arthur Keller wrote:
> >
> >> We haven't had such a debate on the voting-project mailing list in
> >> the light of what worked and what didn't with DREs. I assume the
> >> debate preceded participation by most of the people on this list.
> >
> >
> > C'mon Arthur!
> >
> > If you read the archives, you can find EXTENSIVE discussion of the
> > dangers of power-failure in machines. Heck, you were yourself a
> > participant in those discussions! And also discussions of the
> > advantages/disadvantages of barcodes versus other marking styles. And
> > so on.
> >
> > Of course it is true that many people have joined OVC since any given
> > past discussion. But it doesn't suddenly invalidate every past
> > reasoning and argument when a new person joins!
> >
> > I'm not saying that the "sacred decisions" made last spring (or
> > whenever) are canon that can never be questioned. A new fact or a new
> > argument can still change opinions (including mine) about best design
> > principles. But I have not seen you introduce any new facts or new
> > arguments in this thread, just a generic complaint that "Well, the
> > elections happened and some new members joined." That's nowhere near
> > enough to throw out our design discussion and start from scratch.
> >
> > Yours, David...
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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