[LINK] Firm makes bid for Internet voting franchises

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Thu Oct 12 11:56:18 AEST 2006

At 10:50 AM 12/10/2006, Brendan Scott wrote:
>Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 09:04:48AM +1000, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> >> Howard quoted:
> > e-voting is a solution without a problem. paper-based voting is far
> > better, far more secure, and doesn't take an unreasonable time to count.
>Solution without a problem - Yes.
>Not only does it not solve any problem, it creates them (how do you ensure 
>system can be audited/trusted).  I'd like to know why e-voting systems are 
>getting the time of day with government.


It's easy.  What the Computer says is what happened.

Evidence given in a recent proceeding where the witness was giving evidence 
that a letter was sent to a recipient.

I asked "Did you write the letter"
Witness "No"
I asked "Did you print the letter"
Witness "No"
I asked "Did you put the letter in an envelop"
Witness "No"
I asked "Did you post the letter"
Witness "No"
I asked "So what did you do with the letter?"
Witness "Nothing."
I asked "So why are you giving evidence about the letter"
Witness "Because a person asked me to look at the computer screen and see 
if a letter existed, I looked and it was there."
I asked "But how do you know it was posted"
Witness "I don't, but the computer says the letter was sent."

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