[E-voting] Aeroplane software fails
Dr J Pelan
J.Pelan at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Oct 3 17:31:00 IST 2005
On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, Adrian Colley wrote:
> This is a good anecdote for use when someone brings up the "we trust
> computers to fly aeroplanes, don't we?" objection to VVAT.
We have been fairly dismissive of such flawed analogies in the past for a
dozen reasons, but largely because it is *evident* when a flight control
system or auto-pilot fails, whereas it is not always obvious when a
(non-VVAT) e-voting system fails.
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