[E-voting] Aeroplane software fails

Nick Hilliard 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.

Nick



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