[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.

John P.



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