Saturday, August 07, 2004

ABC Radio National - Australia - 24 July 2004
E-Voting and its Paper Trail

Anne Delaney: Why wasn’t the emphasis simply just put into getting the electronic system right and verifiable?

Bruce Bimber: This is a classic case in my view of enthusiasm for technology and in particular enthusiasm for the notion that whatever technology is the latest must be the best. When we went through the crisis here in the United States in 2000 that was such a traumatic jolt to the political system that people rushed for what is best and the idea they had in mind is that surely the newest technology, the latest technology, must be the greatest.

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