Friday, July 09, 2004

Easy Touch Screen Voting?

My bank recently changed the local ATM from one made by NCR to one made Diebold. Diebold is the notorious maker of touch screen voting machines whose results cannot be verified. The ATM is also a touch screen. When it went to get money the other day, I touched what I thought was the "Get Cash" icon on the screen, but the ATM thought I touched the nearby "Quick $40" icon instead, and I was immediately served $40 and handed back my card without an opportunity to correct the mistake. I hope that the Diebold touch screen voting machines are not as difficult to use as their ATMs.

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