Loaned election'puters (was Re: [EM] Hitler-Stalin-Middle Exampl
seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Sun Mar 3 17:43:47 PST 1996
>> There are millions of PC's around and some of them may surely
>> be rented or borrowed for a day.
>Yes, but setting them up and using them *for an official election* is a
>non-trivial task. The labor is not something to write off. It is
>*expensive*. I doubt that people could be sold on the idea of using a
>ragtag collection of "loaner" computers for an election.
I wouldn't trust a loaned computer. Each would have to be checked
for tampering (like special EPROM chips).
On the other hand, I wouldn't trust official computers either if
they're not independently checked.
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