[E-voting] Submission nears final draft

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Thu Mar 25 12:17:36 GMT 2004


On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:00:34PM +0000, Adrian Colley wrote:
> > s/time out of mind//
> 
> No; first of all, deleting the phrase completely changed the meaning of
> it from "VVAT has been used since before anyone can remember" to "VVAT
> has been used since Rebecca Mercuri's paper in 1992".  Second, the
> phrase "since time out of mind" is taken from Blackstone's Commentaries
> on the Laws of England, where it's used to justify all kinds of common
> law rules.  (I'm fond of legal phrases.)  I like the phrase, but of
> course it can be reworded if it's nonobvious.

Try "time immemorial" it means the same thing but it's a lot more common.

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