Friday, 5 August 2005

A Point to Ponder

From Computer Risks Digest, which has just celebrated its 20th birthday :
A $1 lottery ticket is serially numbered, with UV-encoded information, on tamper-evident paper, and tracked with a heavily- audited central system.

Reasonable, since that ticket could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Your ballot has a level of protection equal to its projected value: Zero.

Until votes are worth something, they will continue to be worthless.

- Stanley F Quayle
Disclaimer: I'm currently working on a project connected with open-source electronic voting systems.

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