[E-voting] Aeroplane software fails
nick at netability.ie
Mon Oct 3 17:36:37 IST 2005
> 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.
More to the point, we all get up in arms and tetchy whenever a computer
fails, but when pilot error occurs and computer systems kick in to
prevent accidents, we don't tend to pay too much attention.
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